Deterioration of Heart Rate Recovery Index in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dogdu O. , Yarlioglues M., Kaya M. G. , Ardic I. , Oguzhan N. , Akpek M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.37, no.12, pp.2511-2515, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3899/jrheum.100163
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2511-2515


Objective. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder resulting in multisystemic inflammatory damage. It is reported that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are responsible for 20%-30% of deaths in patients with SLE. Heart rate recovery 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 the heart rate recovery index in patients with SLE.