Resting heart rate and cardiovascular events: risk factor or risk marker?

Ker, James
August 2012
South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2012, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p45
Academic Journal
The article discusses the association of resting heart rate with all-cause mortality in addition to cardiovascular mortality. According to the Framingham Heart study, high resting heart rate is associated with an increase in cardiovascular mortality in people and also found in people with hypertension, acute myocardial infarction and heart failure and ventricular dysfunction. It also presents information on the heart rate-lowering drug, ivabradine.


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