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Heart Health

09 July 2010

Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study

High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

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The finding suggests that dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system -- which regulates involuntary body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and stress response -- may be a marker for late development of certain types of kidney disease, explained Dr. Daniel Brotman of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and colleagues, in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology.

 

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