Impaired Heart Rate Recovery Index in Patients With Sarcoidosis

Ardıç İ., Yarlıoğlueş M., Doğdu O., Büyükoğlan H., Kalay N., KANBAY A., ...More

CHEST, vol.139, no.1, pp.60-68, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 139 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.09-3022
  • Journal Name: CHEST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-68


Background: Sarcoidosis, an inflammatory granulomatous disease, is associated with various cardiac disorders, including threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise is a function of vagal reactivation, and its impairment is an independent prognostic indicator for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. The aim of our study was to evaluate HRR in patients with sarcoidosis.