-Characteristics: 5,100 individuals were studied with an average age of 48. Mean BP: 140/79 mm Hg. BMI: 26 kg/m2. 11% smoked, 1.3% had DM. Total cholesterol 222 mg/dL. The use of anti-hypertensive therapy was not recorded.
-The cohort was followed for ~23 years with 4.5% lost to follow up.
-Figure (top): Even when controlling for age, BMI, diabetes, BP, and lipids, there was a linear and graded relationship between resting pulse and the rate of death.