The risk of a heart attack can increase during physical activity, especially when it is vigorous. However, regular physical activity, especially aerobic endurance, can lower the heart attack risk. It is important to talk to your doctor about personal risk and how best to exercise safely.
Transcript: "Does the risk of a heart attack increased during physical activity? You know, I think this is a really important question. I think first, what's a heart attack or heart attack is when the heart muscle dies? Because it's starved for blood and this is often because of a cholesterol Rich heart artery blockage, I think for folks who have known heart artery disease or even silent heart artery disease. Yes, there is this statistical increase in cardiac. A events including heart attacks in and around the time of physical or emotional stress, especially vigorous physical activity, or vigorous exercise. And I think a lot of people know this, you know, you can think of the couch potato who having done nothing for the last year, decides that they're just going to get up and shovel really heavy wet snow. Bad idea. But big, but heart attacks are just much more common and folks, who don't do much physical activity, and don't exercise. And I think time and time again. We see that regular physical activity, especially aerobic, endurance, activity, lowers your heart attack risk. So I think it's just important to talk to your doctor, about your personal risk of a heart attack and how best to exercise safely. Great question. Important question."