Beneficial effect of deep breathing on premature ventricular complexes: Can it be related to the decrease in QT dispersion?

Yetkin E., Aksoy Y., Yetkin O., Turhan H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.113, no.3, pp.417-418, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


It has been reported that deep breathing at 6 breaths/min is associated with reduction of premature ventricular complexes. The beneficial effect of deep breathing is supposed to be due to vagal modulation of sinoatrial and atrioventricular node. Beside the modulating effects of deep breathing, we believe that deep breathing, which is also used in yoga training, might have additional effects via decreasing QT dispersion. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.