Why resting heart rates matter in men over 50

A measure of more than 75 beats per minute is linked with a twofold higher risk of dying early
Heart rate

Men in their 50s with a resting heart rate above 75 may face more than twice the risk of an early death than their peers with lower rates, research suggests.

And those whose resting heart rate increased through their 50s faced a greater chance of cardiovascular disease in their 60s compared with those whose rate remained steady.