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Does heart rate predict mortality in older, low-level care residents?

Fisher, Alexander A; Davis, Michael W; Srikusalanukul, Wichat; Budge, Marc


To determine whether abnormalities in heart rate (HR) were associated with long-term mortality in older, low-level care residents, 179 randomly selected persons aged 65 and older (mean, 83.2+/-7.0 [SD] years; 80% women) were prospectively assessed. At baseline, duplicate measurements of HR and blood pressure were recorded in the supine position and after standing. During the 5-year follow-up period, 97 (54%) participants died. Cox survival analysis revealed no association with total mortality...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1076-7460.2006.05275.x


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