Physical activity, sedentary behaviors and all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure: Findings from the NHANES 2007-2014 Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0271238 Web of Science: 000944166200016

Cited authors

  • Kim Y, Canada JM, Kenyon J, Billingsley H, Arena R, Lavie CJ, Carbone S


  • BackgroundLimited data are available examining the effects of both moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior (SB) on longevity among patients with heart failure (HF). This study examined the associations of MVPA and SB with all-cause mortality in HF patients using a nationally representative survey data. MethodsNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data (2007-2014) were used. 711 adults with self-reported congestive HF, linked to 2015 mortality data were analyzed. Self-reported MVPA and SB minutes were used to create the three MVPA [No-MVPA, insufficient (I-MVPA; <150 min/wk), and sufficient (S-MVPA; >= 150 min/wk)] and two SB (<8 and >= 8 hrs/d) groups. Cox proportional hazard models were constructed to test the associations of MVPA and SB with all-cause mortality. Results119 deaths occurred over an average of 4.9 years of follow-up. Lower MVPA and higher SB were independently associated with poor survival (P < .001). Joint and stratified analyses showed that the protective effect of MVPA was most pronounced among patients with SB<8 hrs/d. There was no difference in the mortality risk by SB levels within I-MVPA and S-MVPA groups; however, in the No-MVPA group, those with SB >= 8 hrs/d had a greater risk of mortality compared to those with <8 hrs/d (Hazard ratio = 1.60). ConclusionIn this HF cohort, MVPA and SB were independently and jointly associated with all-cause mortality. The beneficial effect of MVPA is attenuated by excessive SB; however, engaging in some amount of MVPA may provide a protective effect and attenuates the detrimental effects associated with excessive SB.

Publication date

  • 2022

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-6203

Number of pages

  • 15


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