Is moderate-to-vigorous physical activity beneficial for cardiovascular disease patients? Cardiovascular disease affects the heart, blood vessels, or both.
Exercise has many benefits, but it may provide the most help to people who already have cardiovascular disease.
According to the estimates, almost half of all American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease. A recent study now appears in PLOS Medicine. Individuals with cardiovascular disease can get high benefits from physical activity.
However, this report investigates does increasing the level of physical exercise provides additional health benefits.
CVD is any disease that impacts the heart or blood vessels, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Several disorders under the category of CVD include coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, atypical heart rhythms, heart valve issues.
The treatments for CVD can vary. Some people with CVD may take medications and some undergo surgery.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes increases a person’s risk for heart disease.
The recent research found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was associated with lower all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events. They also found that it was most beneficial to the group of participants with CVD.
“Cardiovascular disease patients demonstrated a different pattern, however, with every increase in physical activity volume leading to a further risk reduction of mortality and cardiovascular events. This finding emphasizes that more exercise is better for CVD patients,” the study's first author, Dr. Esmée Bakker said.