Aug 13

Scientists have found that an elevated resting heart rate that develops or persists during follow-up is associated with a significantly increased risk of death, whether from heart disease or other causes.

“It is easy and inexpensive to determine heart rate, and in fact is done routinely in a doctor’s office. But this study suggests that physicians need to track the pattern over a number of years, not just consider single readings,” the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Peter O

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Tags: Heart Rate , Risk