TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Ker, James
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2012, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
76307681

 

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