The effects of Ramadan fasting on heart rate variability in healthy individuals: A prospective study

CANSEL M. , Tasolar H., Yagmur J. , ERMİŞ N. , Acikgoz N. , Eyupkoca F., ...Daha Fazla

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.14, ss.413-416, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2014.5108
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.413-416


Objective: Ramadan fasting is one of the five fundamental rituals of Islam. Heart rate variability (HRV) is an independent predictor of increased mortality of patients with myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure. Although many patients in this region fast once a year, the effects of fasting on the HRV, which has a prognostic significance for patients with myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure, are not known. Therefore, the study on the effects of one month fast of HRV in healthy volunteers seems to be reasonable to address.