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Heart attack risk may be determined by testing blood pressure after exercise

A report in the Hypertension journal suggests that blood-pressure readings during recovery period following an exercise stress test may be an indicator of heart attack risk in men. The study involved 2,336 men aged 42 to 61 and found that subjects with the greatest systolic blood pressure difference between rest and recovery had a 39% higher risk of heart attack than men with the smallest difference.

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About: Heart attack risk may be determined by testing blood pressure after exercise

Date: 14 December 2004

Source: Reuters - Health

Author: Will Boggs

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=571&ncid=751&e=3&u=/nm/20041214/hl_nm/exercise_bp_dc

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