Heart-Rate Recovery Index Is Impaired in Behcet's Disease

KAYA E. B., YORGUN H., AKDOĞAN A., ATEŞ A. H., CANPOLAT U., Sunman H., ...More

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.36, no.4, pp.282-286, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-286
  • Keywords: Arrhythmias, cardiac, autonomic nervous system, Behcet syndrome/complications, electrocardiography, exercise test, exercise tolerance, heart rate, nervous system diseases, parasympathetic nervous system, predictive value of tests, prognosis, prospective studies, sympathetic nervous system, tachycardia, ventricular, vagus nerve, NERVOUS-SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT, QT DISPERSION, VENTRICULAR-ARRHYTHMIAS, CORONARY-DISEASE, FOLLOW-UP, EXERCISE, MORTALITY, PREDICTOR, FAILURE, DEATH
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Behget's disease, a multisystemic inflammatory disorder, has been associated with a number of cardiovascular dysfunctions, including ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Heart-rate recovery after exercise can provide both an estimate of impaired parasympathetic tone and a prognosis in regard to all-cause and cardiovascular death. The aim of our study was to evaluate heart-rate recovery in Behget's disease,