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Heart rate as predictor of outcome.
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PMID:  18496295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The importance of resting heart rate in predicting the development of hypertension and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has been demonstrated in a large number of studies. The relationship between high heart rate and cardiovascular mortality held true in studies performed in hypertensive participants. In most epidemiologic studies, the predictive power of resting heart rate for all-cause mortality was equal to or even greater than that of total cholesterol, smoking, or systolic blood pressure. Data obtained with ambulatory or home measurement did not show any advantage of heart rate measured out of the office over clinic heart rate, but the available evidence is still limited and more research is needed.
Paolo Palatini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure monitoring     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1359-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press Monit     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-22     Completed Date:  2008-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606438     Medline TA:  Blood Press Monit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Rate*
Hypertension / complications*
Monitoring, Ambulatory
Predictive Value of Tests
Tachycardia / complications*,  diagnosis

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