The association between resting heart rate, cardiovascular disease and mortality: evidence from 112,680 men and women in 12 cohorts

@article{Woodward2014TheAB,
  title={The association between resting heart rate, cardiovascular disease and mortality: evidence from 112,680 men and women in 12 cohorts},
  author={Mark Woodward and Ruth Webster and Yoshitaka Murakami and Federica Barzi and Tai Hing Lam and Xianghua Fang and Il Suh and George David Batty and Rachel R. Huxley and Anthony Rodgers},
  journal={European Journal of Preventive Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={719 - 726}
}
Background: Multiple studies have examined the relationship between heart rate and mortality; however, there are discrepancies in results. Our aim was to describe the relationship between resting heart rate (RHR) and both major cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, as well as all-cause mortality in the Asia-Pacific region. Design and methods: Individual data from 112,680 subjects in 12 cohort studies were pooled and analysed using Cox models, stratified by study and sex, and adjusted for age and… 

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