Resting heart rate, CVD and mortality

Lars Vatten, Imre Janszky, Javaid Nauman and Ulrik Wisløff.

Javaid’s article, Temporal changes in resting heart rate and deaths from ischemic heart disease was published in JAMA today, and we are understandably proud – especially since it’s getting a fair amount of media attention!

This paper describes how we found a drastic increase in the risk of death from ischemic heart disease with an increase in resting heart rate over a ten-year period, based on data from the HUNT population study. There was also a correlation between an increase in resting heart rate and all-cause mortality, although this association was weaker.

To learn more about this exciting paper, you can read a full summary on our website, or read the article itself in JAMA!

P.S. Det finnes også et sammendrag av artikkelen på norsk.

This entry was posted in Cardiovascular disease, Fitness, HUNT, In English, Public health, Research by CERG. Bookmark the permalink.

About CERG

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Named the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine under Professor Ulrik Wisløff's leadership in 2011, CERG uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to combat lifestyle-related disease.

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