The prognostic significance of heart rate for cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

@article{Tjugen2010ThePS,
  title={The prognostic significance of heart rate for cardiovascular disease and hypertension.},
  author={Trygve B Tjugen and Arnljot Flaa and Sverre Erik Kjeldsen},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={162-9}
}
Five decades ago, hypertension was a debated risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. After further studies and the introduction of antihypertensive medications, few, if any, have doubted the important role hypertension plays as a cardiovascular risk factor. Today, a growing body of evidence emphasizes the relationship between heart rate and hypertension, and heart rate and cardiovascular disease, which makes the measurement of heart rate an important component of the… CONTINUE READING

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