Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves exercise heart rate recovery in patients with heart failure

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OKUTUCU S., AYTEMİR K., EVRANOS B., Aksoy H., Sabanov C., KARAKULAK U. N., ...More

EUROPACE, vol.13, no.4, pp.526-532, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/europace/euq410
  • Journal Name: EUROPACE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-532
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aims Heart rate (HR) recovery (HRR), defined as the rate of decline in the HR immediately following the cessation of exercise, is influenced by autonomic function. Heart rate recovery in heart failure (HF) has been shown to correlate with severity of HF. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves cardiac autonomic functions in HF. We aimed to evaluate the effects of CRT on cardiac autonomic function assessed by HRR.