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.

    http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016...ict-death-risk-in-older-adults/5981481130946/

    The press release from Trinity College Dublin:
    https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/arti...r-predictor-of-mortality-in-older-people/7429

    The research paper abstract:
    http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/119/5/666
     
  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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