Does slow and steady win the race?

  title={Does slow and steady win the race?},
  author={Jonathan G. Howlett},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={59 20},
Heart rate is 1 of the 4 vital signs that have provided a basis for making medical decisions for centuries (1). In recent years, we have learned that heart rate is also a powerful predictor of outcomes in unselected populations, patients with hypertension (2), and coronary artery disease, among other conditions (3). In patients with systolic heart failure (HF), higher heart rate at baseline and lower reduction of heart rate from baseline to follow-up in response to beta blockade are strong… CONTINUE READING

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