8 reasons to exercise with heart failure

Once upon a time, heart failure patients were strictly forbidden to exercise for fear it would lead to harmful ventricular enlargement and potentially kill them.

However, current guidelines recommend exercise training as an adjunctive therapy in patients with chronic heart failure.

The latest evidence, published this week in Circulation, shows that moderate, continuous training is superior to high-intensity interval training in reversing left ventricular remodelling and increasing aerobic capacity.

In this study of 261 heart failure patients, the researchers