A well-known scientist, the cardiologist has suggested that people with a slower pulse often live longer than those with a faster heart rate.
According to the specialist, this characteristic could help determine life expectancy individually.
Although this particularity may be an independent indicator when calculating life expectancy, the cardiologist considers that this “does not reflect the theory of saving the heartbeat, but rather is a characteristic of the parasympathetic, autonomic and nervous system, which has a certain protective effect”.
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In an interview, Elena Golukhova, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences explained that a slow heart rate in youth is considered an advantage and indicates that the parasympathetic nervous system is working well.
A heart rate of 48-52 beats per minute is common among those who are active. While for an older person, this number of beats will not be enough, the patient will have to take anti-arrhythmic medications and may need a pacemaker.
The theory that each person is predestined to a certain number of beats is nonsense, says Golukhova.
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