IMPLICATIONS OF ATHLETE'S BRADYCARDIA ON LIFESPAN

Authors
  1. Kuehn, L.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
It has been postulated that there may be a rather fixed number of heartbeats in the lifespans of non-hibernating homeothermic mammals, a concept reminiscent of a "heartbeat bank". Based on this conjecture, simple equations were derived which predict the possible prolongation of the life of an exercising individual compared to that of a sedentary person. It appears that life could be extended, provided that exercise training results in significant reduction in heart rate (athlete's bradycardia).
Report Number
RP-79-P-34 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1981
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
J Theor. Biol, vol 88, 1981, p 279-286
DSTKIM No
81-02463
CANDIS No
33390
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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