Change in heart rate on standing up may predict risk in older adults

Discussion in 'Other Research' started by Merry, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Merry

    Merry Well-Known Member

    The study was on older adults in general, not those with a POTS diagnosis, but after reading about this research, I'm wondering if older POTS patients are at risk of earlier death than the general population.

    The press release from Trinity College Dublin:

    The research paper abstract:
  2. Cort

    Cort Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising Staff Member

    I would be really surprised, given this, if they were not. I know people with ME/CFS have some risk factors - low heart rate variability and telomere shortening (indicative of accelerated aging.) plus at least one study shows that heart rate recovery after exercise is slow as well.

    I hope they fix these diseases!
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