Assessment of Cardiac Autonomic Functions by Heart Rate Recovery Indices in Patients Receiving Chest Radiotherapy

Fatihoglu S. G., KAYA E. B., Kocyigit D., Hosrovzade E., Maharjan N., YAZICI G., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.28, no.2, pp.128-134, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.54614/eurjther.2021.0088
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-134
  • Keywords: cardiac autonomic functions, heart rate recovery, lung cancer, lymphoma, Radiotherapy, EXERCISE, DISEASE, COMPLICATIONS, PREDICTOR, MORTALITY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Although the introduction of radiation therapy for the management of thoracic malignancies has led to a significant improvement in disease-specific survival, this has resulted in the emergence of a new spectrum of cardiovascular disorders induced by radiation injury. Heart rate recovery, as a predictor of cardiovascular events and an indicator of autonomic functions, is measured non-invasively and easily. In the present study, we investigated the effects of mediastinal radiotherapy on heart rate recovery parameters.