Medical News Summary: Heart attack risk may be determined by testing blood pressure after exercise


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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
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters - Health): 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.
URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=571&ncid=751&e=3&u=/nm/20041214/hl_nm/exercise_bp_dc
Related Disease Topics: Heart attack
Related Symptom Topics: High blood pressure

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