Taichiquan acutely increases heart rate variability

Janne Väänänen, Sun Xusheng, Shixuan Wang, Tomi Laitinen, Heikki Pekkarinen, Esko Länsimies

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Abstract

A group of 15 elderly men and 14 young male students of physical education made twice a series of Taichiquan (TCQ) practices. Their electrocardiograms were recorded on tape-recorder and heart rates and heart rate variability (HRV) were calculated from digitized data. Here we report the results of recordings in supine positions before and after the first and second series of TCQ. Intervals between heart beats (RRIs) and their standard deviation (SDNN) increased in older men from recordings before the exercise to postexercise. In young subjects the SDNN and total variance (TV) of RRIs increased. HRV increases immediately after TCQ-exercise in young and old male healthy subjects. Whether these practices have permanent effects and effects in patients need controlled and prospective studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2002

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Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Electrocardiography
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tai Ji
  • Journal Article

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Väänänen, J., Xusheng, S., Wang, S., Laitinen, T., Pekkarinen, H., & Länsimies, E. (2002). Taichiquan acutely increases heart rate variability. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 22(1), 2-3.

Taichiquan acutely increases heart rate variability. / Väänänen, Janne; Xusheng, Sun; Wang, Shixuan; Laitinen, Tomi; Pekkarinen, Heikki; Länsimies, Esko.

In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.2002, p. 2-3.

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Väänänen, J, Xusheng, S, Wang, S, Laitinen, T, Pekkarinen, H & Länsimies, E 2002, 'Taichiquan acutely increases heart rate variability', Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 2-3.
Väänänen J, Xusheng S, Wang S, Laitinen T, Pekkarinen H, Länsimies E. Taichiquan acutely increases heart rate variability. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 2002 Jan;22(1):2-3.
Väänänen, Janne ; Xusheng, Sun ; Wang, Shixuan ; Laitinen, Tomi ; Pekkarinen, Heikki ; Länsimies, Esko. / Taichiquan acutely increases heart rate variability. In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 2002 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 2-3.
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