Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 117–120

Heart rate recovery following maximal arm and leg-ergometry

Authors

    • Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Rehabilitation Education CenterUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher A. Fahs
    • Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Rehabilitation Education CenterUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Huimin Yan
    • Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Rehabilitation Education CenterUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lindy M. Rossow
    • Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Rehabilitation Education CenterUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Stamatis Agliovlastis
    • Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Rehabilitation Education CenterUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bo Fernhall
    • Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Rehabilitation Education CenterUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s10286-010-0094-2

Cite this article as:
Ranadive, S.M., Fahs, C.A., Yan, H. et al. Clin Auton Res (2011) 21: 117. doi:10.1007/s10286-010-0094-2

Abstract

Introduction

Different exercise modes result in different heart rate recovery (HRR) patterns which could be related to the greater vagal reactivation following arm compared to leg-ergometry.

Methods

Heart rate recovery was calculated following maximal arm and leg-ergometry.

Results

HRR-1 following maximal arm-ergometry was significantly higher than HRR-1 post maximal and sub-maximal leg-ergometry.

Conclusion

This may be of clinical significance to individuals relying on their upper body for locomotion.

Keywords

Autonomic nervous systemHeart rate variabilityHeart rate complexity

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© Springer-Verlag 2010