Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia

Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia
Yume Imahori, postdoc researcher at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet. Credit: Stefan Zimmerman

Having an elevated resting heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Since resting heart rate is easy to measure and can be lowered through exercise or medical treatment, the researchers believe that it may help to identify people with higher dementia risk for early intervention.

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