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Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

Posted 7 Dec 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 – Tracking the change in an older adult's heart rate when they stand up might reveal their risk of death over the next several years, a new study suggests. As the researchers explained, when people stand up their heart rate initially increases, and then recovers. The speed of that heart rate recovery in the 20 seconds after standing predicted an older adult's risk of ...

Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women

Posted 17 Jun 2014 by

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 – A condition that causes a racing heartbeat when people stand up primarily affects young, well-educated women and has a serious impact on their lives because it is poorly understood and treated, according to a new study. The disorder – postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) – occurs because of improper functioning of the circulatory and nervous system responses to the ...

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