Heart Rate Recovery 10 Seconds After Cessation of Exercise Predicts Death
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- RE: The genetics of Heart Rate RecoveryNiek VerweijPublished on May 21, 2018
- Heart Rate Recovery: The problem of recovery positionAkshay MehtaPublished on May 15, 2018
- Published on May 21, 2018RE: The genetics of Heart Rate Recovery
- Niek Verweij, Researcher, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Cardiology, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
We recently published on a genome wide association (GWAS) study of Heart rate recovery after exercise in Nature Communications, identifying the autonomic nervous system as a major component underlying the traits: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03395-6. Furthermore, we show the specificity of genetic loci contributing to heart rate recovery after adjusting for other heart rate variables.
Summary statistics are publicly available: https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/tg5tvgm436/1.Competing Interests: None declared.
- Published on May 15, 2018Heart Rate Recovery: The problem of recovery position
- Akshay Mehta, Cardiologist, Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital
Although the article makes valuable contribution to our knowledge about HRR, one wonders how it can be applied to exercise ECG testing on a treadmill which is widely used the world over. The problem arises because of the confounding effect of posture during recovery after treadmill exercise. The posture could be sitting or supine which could affect the HRR. May be another study with a standardized recovery protocol after treadmill exercise would be in order.Competing Interests: None declared.