A recent medical study linked strong legs and heart health, as they contribute to better outcomes after a heart attack.
And new research, the results of which were presented last month in Prague, during the Scientific Conference on Heart Failure 2023, of the European Society of Cardiology, concluded that having a higher level of leg muscle strength was “strongly associated” with a lower risk of heart failure following a heart attack – according to “CNN”.
Kensuke Ueno and Dr. Kentaro Kamiya, researchers in the Department of Rehabilitation at the College of Allied Health Sciences at Kitasato University in Japan and authors of the new research, said the findings have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but they highlight the importance of regular exercise and maintaining strength. Muscle in old age, as muscle mass can diminish with age, which may affect cardiovascular health.
Kamiya explained that after a heart attack, medically known as a myocardial infarction, the heart can go through a process called myocardial remodeling or remodeling of the heart, in which fibrous tissue accumulates, which leads to an enlarged heart. But emerging evidence suggests that exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation may alter the course of remodeling in a way that improves heart function.
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