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Changes in heart rate may predict cardiovascular problems

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Changes in heart rate may predict cardiovascular problems  Many people develop cardiovascular disease, even if they have few generally recognized heart health risk factors like unhealthy cholesterol test results. This can make it difficult for doctors to diagnose the condition while it is still in its treatable early stages.

However, a team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology may have found a way around this problem. They recently conducted a study that showed that individuals who experience increases in resting heart rate over a 10-year period are significantly more likely to develop ischemic heart disease.

Their findings were based on a long-range study of nearly 30,000 individuals. During the investigation, the researchers were looking for any risk factors that may help doctors identify heart disease at an early stage. They found that resting heart rate increases were most strongly predictive.

The researchers said that measuring resting heart rate over time should be relatively easy for physicians, and may serve as a complement to cholesterol testing. This would be most useful among individuals who present few obvious cardiovascular risk factors.

"Information on resting heart rate and its time-related changes may be useful in identifying asymptomatic people who could benefit from measures of primary prevention," the researchers wrote in their report.ADNFCR-2248-ID-800668461-ADNFCR

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