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Basic information about heart disease

The more physical activity you have in your leisure time, the lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Physical activity is any movement that consumes more energy than it is in a resting state, and indicates the average amount of physical activity time per day, including work and leisure exercises.
Several large cohort studies have been conducted on physical activity and heart disease. A study of the elderly by Terashima et al. (2011) found that physical activity was associated with increased coronary artery dilatation. Leisure physical activity is also associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, but higher occupational physical activity, according to a 10-year follow-up study (2021) of 104046 people in Copenhagen. It has also been reported that the risk of cardiovascular disease is increased.
Therefore, in order to reduce the onset of cardiovascular disease and the risk of death due to these diseases, it is important to increase the amount of physical activity in leisure and to carry out regular cardiovascular examinations.

● Most of the causes of sudden death are heart problems

There is one more scary part of heart disease. That is, it is not uncommon for people to "suddenly lose their lives one day."

Death within 24 hours of the initial symptoms is called "sudden death", and more than half of the sudden deaths that hit the peak of work are due to heart problems.

Acute myocardial infarction is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death. Others include valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathy, but most of the direct causes of cardiac arrest are arrhythmias called ventricular fibrillation.


Ischemic heart diseases such as angina and myocardial infarction are also lifestyle-related diseases, and most of the main incentives are in lifestyle-related diseases. It is very likely that you can prevent it if you improve your lifestyle, such as reducing salt, eating a nutritionally balanced diet, quitting smoking, saving alcohol, and exercising moderately.

First of all, know whether you have a risk factor for ischemic heart disease from the results of medical examinations, and if there is even one risk factor, immediately review your lifestyle and try to improve it.

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