Heart Rate – An Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factor

Authors

  • Mohammad Abu Kauser Department of Cardiology, National Centre for Control of Rheumatic Fever and Heart Disease, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Safiuddin Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v8i1.11665

Keywords:

Heart rate, Emerging cardiovascular risk factor

Abstract

The development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is usually caused by multiple risk factors, which interact to produce an individuals total CVD risk. Therefore the guidelines on the prevention of CVD recommend the preventive measures be based on individuals levels of total CVD risk so that the most intensive risk factor management can be directed towards those at highest risk. Elevated resting heart rate is a known independent   cardiovascular risk factor but is not included in any risk estimating system-Coronary risk chart or SCORE(Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation).which are used for estimation of individuals 10 year risk of a CVD event based on gender, age, total cholesterol, smoking status and systolic blood pressure. The findings several epidemiological studies showed an association between elevated heart rate an increased risk of allcause mortality and morbidity in general population, hypertensives, diabetics and those with CAD.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v8i1.11665

University Heart Journal Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2012

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Published

2012-08-26

How to Cite

Kauser, M. A., & Safiuddin, M. (2012). Heart Rate – An Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factor. University Heart Journal, 8(1), 30–35. https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v8i1.11665

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Review Articles