Vigorous Physical Activity May Help Lessen Heart Dysfunction

Vigorous Physical Activity May Help Lessen Heart Dysfunction

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Vigorous Physical Activity May Help Lessen Heart Dysfunction

In people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the ability of the heart both to beat faster during physical exercise and to slow down after a workout is impaired, a new study suggests. The results indicate that such heart dysfunction is less severe in patients who engage more regularly in strenuous physical activity. “At all levels of disease severity, people with COPD have cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which is inversely related to the practice of vigorous…

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