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Exercise Is Essential to Cardiovascular Health
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Exercise Is Essential to Cardiovascular Health

Hong Kong College of Cardiology: 80 percent of cardiovascular disease patients did not exercise sufficiently.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left most people indoors, and many find it hard to maintain their workout routines. According to a survey by the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 80 percent of cardiovascular disease patients did not exercise sufficiently. In comparison, 30 percent of adults have reduced their exercise frequency since the pandemic. President of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, Dr. Andy Chan Wai-kwong, shared that the death rate from heart disease has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Chan called on the public to exercise more at home while staying in to improve heart health. According to the Center for Health Protection, 6,561 people died from heart disease in H...
Chronic ‘Exercise Deficiency’ Linked to HFpEF
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Chronic ‘Exercise Deficiency’ Linked to HFpEF

Chronic lack of exercise — dubbed "exercise deficiency" — is associated with cardiac atrophy, reduced cardiac output and chamber size, and diminished cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in a subgroup of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), researchers say. Increasing the physical activity levels of these sedentary individuals could be an effective preventive strategy, particularly for those who are younger and middle-aged, they suggest. Thinking of HFpEF as an exercise deficiency syndrome leading to a small heart "flies in the face of decades of cardiovascular teaching, because traditionally, we've thought of heart failure as the big floppy heart," Andre La Gerche, MBBS, PhD, of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbour...
Expansion of Cardeation Capital will bring pioneering health care products for heart disease and stroke patients
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Expansion of Cardeation Capital will bring pioneering health care products for heart disease and stroke patients

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally responsible for 17 million deaths every year and its toll is expected to rise to over 23 million deaths annually by 2030. CVD also represents a major economic burden with the annual economic cost of CVD estimated to range over $500 billion in the United States alone. The current rapid pace of innovation is helping to reverse these crippling statistics and the health care industry has seen continual growth in Venture Capital investments. To spur that momentum, the American Heart Association and Phillips, announce the expansion of Cardeation Capital with the first closing on the newest fund, Cardeation II, on June 30. We welcome Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. as our newest collaborator to help bri...