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Is there a connection between height and pulse rate?

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According to a study that appears on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website, there is no correlation between height and pulse rate. The study gathered data from 515 school children, including 224 girls and 291 boys. The same result is observed between the variables weight and pulse rate.

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The NCBI abstract states that the body weight and height of the test subjects have a significant positive correlation to the left ventricular and left atrial dimension as shown in the echocardiographic results. The American Heart Association clarifies that the pulse rate is not correlated to blood pressure. This means that it is not possible to know if a person has high blood pressure or low blood pressure just by measuring pulse rate.

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