[Is resting heart rate a cardiovascular risk factor?]

Cook, S; Delacrétaz, E; Hess, O M (2008). [Is resting heart rate a cardiovascular risk factor?]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 97(11), pp. 601-11. Bern: Huber

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During recent years, resting heart rate was not considered as a cardiovascular risk factor. However, new evidences have showed that resting heart rate is an important prognostic factor for sudden cardiac death and heart failure in the general population, and especially among patients with known cardiac disease. Interestingly, resting heart rate not only predicts cardiac mortality but also all-cause mortality. The most common pathophysiological explanation is related to the fact that increased heart rate increases myocardial oxygen consumption and in parallel reduces coronary blood flow (reduction in the diastolic duration).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Cook, Stéphane; Delacrétaz, Etienne and Hess, Otto

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

18592955

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:18

PubMed ID:

18592955

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26927 (FactScience: 99134)

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