Exercise More Effective on Condition of Women with Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Though women are twice as likely to develop heart failure after a heart attack or cardiac ischemia, they are less often directed to finish an exercise program.

A study that was recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology stated that the effects of exercise training on patients with heart failure reduced the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26% compared with 10% in men.

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