Resting heart rate predicts heart disease death risk, study says

12/21/2011 | HealthDay News

A Norwegian study found that having higher resting heart rate during middle age increases a person's risk for heart disease-related death. Findings showed that the likelihood of dying from heart disease is 90% higher in people whose heart rates rose from below 70 beats to more than 85 beats per minute over 10 years compared with people whose heart rates were consistent at fewer than 70 beats per minute. Results appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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