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Heart Health

05 February 2009

Heart rate predicts heart disease

Measuring a woman's heart rate at rest can help predict her risk of having a heart attack or heart disease, giving doctors a simple, inexpensive way to monitor health risks.

Measuring a woman's heart rate at rest can help predict her risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease, giving doctors a simple, inexpensive way to monitor health risks, researchers said on Wednesday.

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"You can't assume it applies in women the same as with men," said Judith Hsia, a researcher who led the study while at George Washington University in Washington. "The onus is on the scientists to show it and, for heart rate, now we have."

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