A recent study concluded infers how the heart reacts to the exercise. Let us unveil the facts in details. The Queen Mary University in London carried out the study. The researchers successfully discovered the locations of about thirty new genes. These genes are associated with the response of the heart to the exercise and how does it heal with its assistance.
About sixty thousand people from the UK Biobank were a part of the study. The researchers focused on the genetic and electrocardiogram data of these sixty thousand individuals. The findings of the current research work will help to trace the people, which have impaired heart rate during the healing process. Also, it will also facilitate the identification of the people who are at a higher risk of the heart disease mortality.
The difference in the heart rate is credited to the heart’s response to exercise. The difference was as much as 3.15 beats per minute. However, the difference in the heart rate was subject to the genetic risk score of the concerned person. Instead of this, the difference in the heart rate as a response to the recovery was about 10.4 beats per sixty seconds.
Patricia Munroe says, “Our findings advance our knowledge on key pathways controlling heart rate response to exercise and recovery, information which may be valuable in the future for cardiovascular risk prediction.” Patricia Munroe is the lead research scientist of the current study.
To this, Pier Lambiase adds, “This first study by our ‘Electrogenomics’ group is a wonderful example of the power of the collaboration between UCL Electrophysiology & QMUL Genomics, opening new avenues to dissect the mechanistic links between heart control and cardiovascular outcomes.” Pier Lambiase is the co-lead researcher of the study.
The future endeavors of the research study lie in the treatment of the abnormal heart rhythms. It will potentially increase the heart rate and keep the person vibrant and energetic.
The study makes its way to the journal Nature Communications.