NIH-funded study finds new possible risk factor of heart disease – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Recent study findings suggest abnormal heart rate turbulence might be a significant risk factor of heart disease in otherwise healthy adults. Dr. Robin Boineau at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute explains that heart rate turbulence reflects how well the heart reacts to occasional premature contractions.
Boineau: Heart rate turbulence is a measurement that is done with a Holter monitor and it measures the body's response to an abnormal beat called the premature ventricular contraction.
Narrator: Traditional risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and smoking. For more information on this study and heart disease risk, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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