While a crucial component of modern heart disease care, a new study shows that conventional stent insertion is sometimes able to help patients with stable angina but may not be necessary to provide the relief desired. Instead, more doctors are recommending medical therapy as well as advocating for more serious studies of the origins of heart attacks.
Turns out there isn’t really a limit to how much one can exercise before it becomes too much. A series of studies of active and less-active patients shows that while an hour of vigorous exercise a day is recommended, the closer an average person can get to 45 minutes a day, the better. While clearly there is a minimum amount of effort required to reduce the risk of early mortality, researchers found no limit to the amount of exercise a person can do before it becomes unhealthy.