A 45-year-old member asked:
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does having your heart beat faster than average mean you will have a shorter life?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
You might think so: You might think so if you compare us to hummingbirds. But i'm not aware of any research in humans to suggest that that is the case, assuming the rapid hr is still in the normal range. (60-100 at rest).
Answered on Oct 29, 2013

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