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Influence of size in heart beat

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Influence of size in heart beat

Postby ricardofamaral » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:02 am

Hi everyone,

Lately I got interested about the influence the size of a person has in its heart beat ratio. I mean, will a taller person have a faster heart beat?
Can anyone help me posting where I can find information about this and more physiological factors that will influence it.

Thanks a lot.

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Postby Darby » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:33 am

In mammal species, generally smaller size corresponds to faster heart rate, but I don't think that extends to individuals in a single species.
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