Published:  2016-12-01

Heritability of heart rate recovery and vagal rebound after exercise

Authors:  Ineke Nederend, Nienke M. Schutte, Meike Bartels, Arend D. J. ten Harkel, Eco J. C. de Geus

Tags:  Exercise, Heart rate recovery, Heritability, Twin study

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The prognostic power of heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise has been well established but the exact origin of individual differences in HRR remains unclear. This study aims to estimate the heritability of HRR and vagal rebound after maximal exercise in adolescents. Furthermore, the role of voluntary regular exercise behavior (EB) in HRR and vagal rebound is tested.