Heart rate variability and cardiovascular fitness in senior athletes

Alberto R. Yataco, Lee A. Fleisher, Leslie I. Katzel

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To determine if the age-associated decline in heart rate variability is due in part to decreases in fitness levels, we compared heart rate variability parameters in older athletes and age-matched sedentary persons. All heart rate variability parameters were superior in the athletes, consistent with an enhanced cardiac vagal modulation in the athlete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1389-1391
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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