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Author (up) Nes, B.M.; Janszky, I.; Wisloff, U.; Stoylen, A.; Karlsen, T. url  doi
  Title Age-predicted maximal heart rate in healthy subjects: The HUNT Fitness Study Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports Abbreviated Journal Scand J Med Sci Sports  
  Volume 23 Issue 6 Pages 697-704  
  Keywords HUNT; clinical testing; maximum heart rate; population sample  
  Abstract Maximal heart rate (HRmax ) declines substantially with age, but the magnitude and possible modifying effect of gender, body composition, and physical activity are not fully established. The present study examined the relationship between HRmax and age in 3320 healthy men and women within a wide age range using data from the HUNT Fitness Study (2007-2008). Subjects were included if a maximal effort could be verified during a maximal exercise test. General linear modeling was used to determine the effect of age on HRmax . Subsequently, the effects of gender, body mass index (BMI), physical activity status, and maximal oxygen uptake were examined. Mean predicted HRmax by three former prediction formulas were compared with measured HRmax within 10-year age groups. HRmax was univariately explained by the formula 211 – 0.64.age (SEE, 10.8), and we found no evidence of interaction with gender, physical activity, VO2max level, or BMI groups. There were only minor age-adjusted differences in HRmax between these groups. Previously suggested prediction equations underestimated measured HRmax in subjects older than 30 years. HRmax predicted by age alone may be practically convenient for various groups, although a standard error of 10.8 beats/min must be taken into account. HRmax in healthy, older subjects and women were higher than previously reported.  
  Address K.G. Jebsen Center of Exercise in Medicine, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0905-7188 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:22376273 Approved no  
  Call Number HUNT @ maria.stuifbergen @ Serial 1411  
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