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

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 new study included nearly 4,500 Irish adults aged 50 and older. The research showed that those with the slowest heart rate recovery were seven times more likely to die in the next four years compared to those with the fastest heart rate recovery.

Those with the slowest recovery remained 2.3 times more likely to die during the study period even after the researchers accounted for other factors, such as age, diabetes, lung disease, socio-economic status, smoking, diet and weight.
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/12/07/Change-in-heart-rate-when-standing-up-may-predict-death-risk-in-older-adults/5981481130946/

The press release from Trinity College Dublin:
https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/study-finds-new-cardiovascular-predictor-of-mortality-in-older-people/7429

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

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff 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/2016/12/07/Change-in-heart-rate-when-standing-up-may-predict-death-risk-in-older-adults/5981481130946/

The press release from Trinity College Dublin:
https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/study-finds-new-cardiovascular-predictor-of-mortality-in-older-people/7429

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