Navigation Links
Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure
Date:11/15/2012

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who exercise regularly, even at a moderate level, are less prone to key biological indicators of heart failure risk, a new study finds.

"We're not talking about seniors trying to run half-marathons. We're talking about the impact of much more typical and achievable behavior among older individuals, like walking five times a week for 30 minutes or more, and other kinds of similar leisure-type activities," said study lead author Dr. Christopher deFilippi, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore.

A simple blood test can detect levels of the indicators of risk, or "biomarkers," known as highly sensitive troponin T (cTnT) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP).

Higher levels of either may indicate a degree of sustained heart injury that might not be recognized by outwardly visible symptoms, but which could elevate the risk for congestive heart failure, in which the heart has difficulty pumping enough blood throughout the body.

"Two years ago, we published a study that had looked at this very highly sensitive test that was able to detect small amounts of heart injury in older adults who appeared to be in a normal state of health," said deFilippi, an associate professor of medicine in the university's division of cardiology.

Along with other signs, the researchers found that detectable levels of a specific biomarker "was associated with a higher risk of dying years later from cardiovascular disease, particularly if these levels notably changed in a short period of time."

The latest study explored ways of reducing that risk through lifestyle changes.

"We found that there is a very powerful association with physical activity among older adults, so that those who are the most active are one-third as likely to have this marker for heart injury rise over the years, compared w
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fish Oil Wont Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study
2. More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey
3. Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
4. Triggers study evaluates regular staff, ICU specialists
5. Higher quality of life seen among regular moderate drinkers than among abstainers
6. Long-term cancer survivors struggle to keep regular work hours
7. Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
8. Elderly women with irregular heart beat at higher risk for stroke
9. Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
10. Regular jogging shows dramatic increase in life expectancy
11. More Babies Today Have Irregular Head Shape: Expert
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014 Dr. Kwame Bawuah ... the workshop with an admonition to the youth to ... in life. He also advised the youth to stay ... sex. He said, “This workshop will afford you the ... you to withstand the storms in your career path.” ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 The first-ever successful isolation ... patient’s blood has been achieved by NFCR-supported scientist Daniel ... Hospital. This is an important milestone on the road ... the best treatment for each patient. , “Tumors ... often acquire new genetic features that make them resistant ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... the patient or their tumor more directly to ionizing ... damages the cancer cells irreparably. Unfortunately, such radiation is ... the site of the tumor, which is then at ... cancer. As such finding ways to protect the overlying ... Journal of Low Radiation, Faruck Lukmanul Hakkim of the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes ... Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ... bacterial infections and tuberculosis. , The study appears ... Many organisms, including the parasite that causes malaria, ... play multiple roles in keeping organisms healthy, whether ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 ... donated over $138,000 in sealant and anesthesia reversal ... ToothFairy® (NCOHF) to help save young smiles. The ... Sealant Kits and Oraverse® was distributed to America’s ... the U.S. with vital oral health services. The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Youth and Professionals Interact at Washington Metro Area Career Workshop Hosted by the Edusei Foundation 2Health News:New Blood Test Advances Individualized Cancer Therapy and Cuts Down on Need for Painful Biopsies 2Health News:Natural products from plants protect skin during cancer radiotherapy 2Health News:One route to malaria drug resistance found 2Health News:One route to malaria drug resistance found 3Health News:Septodont Donation Helps Children in Need 2
... responsible for a form of the herpes virus that causes ... causes purple skin blotches and can also attack the internal ... disease defenses but attacks those with weakened immune system as ... 8 was discovered six years ago. Almost 30% to 50% ...
... not reduce ,the risk of cardiac events ... disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth ... women with angiographically proven coronary ,artery disease ... without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. ...
... Lunelle-a monthly injectable contraceptive pill has been approved by ... is more than 99 percent effective when women get ... release marketing the pill., ,Lunelle is an alternative ... months. It works Like many other birth control pills ...
... overall long-term survival rates in both men and women. Their ... ,Researchers studied survival rates based on a lung function ... the lung function test on a group of more than ... age from 20 to 89 years at enrollment. They have ...
... In some of the cancer patients the Tumors can't be ... using vitamin B12 that helps doctors locate hard to find ... vitamin B12. After three hours a gamma camera takes pictures ... cancer and he says that, "The cancer stands out as ...
... The American Heart Association announced it has revised ... of ,cardiovascular emergencies., ,Untrained bystanders and CPR-certified ... an unconscious person's pulse before administering chest compressions. ... breath, movement and response to stimulation as indicators. ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- Decision Resources Group finds that, for the treatment ... France , Germany , ... and the United Kingdom ) hold ... beta2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid (LABA/ICS) fixed-dose combination (FDC), Relvar (GlaxoSmithKline/Theravance). ... first-line LABA/ICS FDC in the treatment of asthma with ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "North America ... key market data on the North America Orthopedic Braces ... of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average ... , Knee Braces and Supports , Ankle ... , Upper Extremities Braces and Supports. ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Boston Children,s Hospital,s Global Pediatric ... will feature an "Innovation Tank" – a forum designed ... pitch their business or product solution to a panel ... on how to accelerate the innovation and bring it ... of Friday, October 31, will be moderated by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surveyed EU5 Pulmonologists Expect that Relvar, the First Once-Daily LABA/ICS FDC, Will Experience Healthy Uptake in Asthma 2Surveyed EU5 Pulmonologists Expect that Relvar, the First Once-Daily LABA/ICS FDC, Will Experience Healthy Uptake in Asthma 3North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal Braces) to 2020 2North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal Braces) to 2020 3North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal Braces) to 2020 4North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market (Knee, Ankle & Spinal Braces) to 2020 5Taking on Tomorrow to Feature "Innovation Tank" Pitch Opportunity for Aspiring Pediatric Health Care Entrepreneurs 2Taking on Tomorrow to Feature "Innovation Tank" Pitch Opportunity for Aspiring Pediatric Health Care Entrepreneurs 3
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Financial Highlights for the ... increased 40.8% to $7.68 million Gross profit increased 30.1% to ... 14.2% to $3.90 million, representing a net margin of 50.8% ... Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended June ...
... Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that ... Tablets, 10 mg. This product is the generic version of ... hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. Uroxatral® Tablets ... months ending June 30, 2011, according to IMS Health. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 9Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 10Nutrastar Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 11
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: