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Researchers Say Normal Resting Heart Rate May Vary Widely from Person to Person

While it is widely recognized that a person’s normal resting heart rate is fairly consistent over time, a new research study suggests otherwise. According to an analysis of the largest dataset of daily resting heart rate ever collected, the findings suggest that normal heart rate may vary from others’ by up to 70 beats per […]

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Cardiac Rehab Patients Are Older, less healthy and Have More Diverse Needs

After studying cardiac rehabilitation (CR) patients over two decades, researchers say these CR patients are more overweight, and have an increased prevalence of coronary risk factors than those patients in the past.  With CR’s growing popularity over time, thee changing demographics are presenting new challenges to treatment. Days ago, a study published in the Journal of

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High-Intensity Interval Training Helps Patients in Cardiac Rehab

An increasing number of programs to strengthen the heart after a heart attack are offering high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a popular exercise routine that alternates intense bursts of activity with short recovery periods to rapidly enhance exercise performance, in their cardiac rehab programs. Recent research findings show significant benefits of using HIIT over a more

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