Exercise is vital for survival from a heart attack

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Apr 12 2017 - 11:49pm

Researchers say that there is improved survival with a heart attack if you exercise.

Heart health

A heart attack is a frightening and painful event which can be lethal. There is less of a chance of death from a heart attack in people who exercise regularly.

There is improved survival from a heart attack in people who exercise

The European Society of Cardiology reports there is improved survival from a heart attack in people who exercise. As the amount of exercise increases the chances of survival increase. Other considerations for survival from a heart attack are prayer and music.

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There has been evidence that people are protected from a heart attack if they exercise. It was observed in this study that the chances of survival for a heart attack victim increased as the amount of exercise increased. Cardiac rehabilitation is also very important to survival in the aftermath of a heart attack.

A dose-response relationship between exercise and death due to heart attack has been observed

Patients in this study who exercised were not as likely to die from having a heart attack. A dose-response relationship between exercise and death due to heart attack has been observed. Patients who were basically sedentary had a greater likelihood of dying from a heart attack.

Professor Eva Prescott, who is a professor of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, says in people who exercise collateral blood vessels in the heart may develop which guarantee that the heart continues to get enough blood after a blockage. It is also believed that there may be an increase in levels of chemical substances which improve blood flow and decrease injury to the heart from a heart attack in people who exercise.

This study has been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. People who were physically active had decreased case fatality from myocardial infarction, however survivors were not found to be protected against subsequent heart failure or mortality.

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