You will continue to see more and more studies that show the efficacy of exercise in a subset of heart failure patients. It would be ideal if they were covered by Medicare to cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Originally posted on Cooking with Kathy Man:
Exercise can counteract muscle breakdown, increase strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure , according to new research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.
The benefits for heart failure patients are similar to those for anyone who exercises: there’s less muscle-wasting, and their bodies become conditioned to handle more exercise.