Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Increased resting heart rate and changes therein over time associated with adverse outcomes

Association of Resting Heart Rate and Temporal Changes in Heart Rate With Outcomes in Participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Literature - Vazir A, Claggett B, Cheng S, et al. - JAMA Cardiol 2018; published online ahead of print

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In a community-based cohort, increased time-updated HR and ΔHR were associated with mortality and non-fatal outcomes of incident HF, MI, and stroke. These results support the importance of measuring HR in every-day clinical practice, to identify individuals who might be at greater risk of adverse outcomes.

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