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Cardiorespiratory fitness and heart rate recovery predict sudden cardiac death independent of ejection fraction
  1. Jussi A Hernesniemi1,2,3,
  2. Kalle Sipilä4,
  3. Antti Tikkakoski4,
  4. Juho T Tynkkynen1,2,5,
  5. Pashupati P Mishra3,6,
  6. Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen1,2,3,6,
  7. Kjell Nikus1,2,3,
  8. Tuomo Nieminen7,
  9. Terho Lehtimaki1,3,6,
  10. Mika Kähönen1,2,3,4
  1. 1Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Tays Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hopsital, Tampere, Finland
  3. 3Finnish Cardiovascular Research Center Tampere, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
  4. 4Department of Clinical Physiology, Tampere University Hospital, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
  5. 5Department of Radiology, Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, Hämeenlinna, Finland
  6. 6Department of Clinical Chemistry, Fimlab Laboratories, Tampere, Finland
  7. 7Department of Internal Medicine, Päijät-Häme Central-Hospital, Lahti, Finland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jussi A Hernesniemi, Cardiology, University of Tampere, Tampere 33520, Finland; jussi.hernesniemi{at}uta.fi

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed to the manuscript significantly and take full responsibility of the work.

  • Funding The Finnish Cardiovascular Study (FINCAVAS) has been financially supported by the Competitive Research Funding of the Tampere University Hospital (Grant 9M048 and 9N035), the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Finland, the Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation, and EU Horizon 2020 (grant 755 320 for TAXINOMISIS).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors have contributed to the manuscript significantly and take full responsibility of the work.

  • Funding The Finnish Cardiovascular Study (FINCAVAS) has been financially supported by the Competitive Research Funding of the Tampere University Hospital (Grant 9M048 and 9N035), the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Finland, the Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation, and EU Horizon 2020 (grant 755 320 for TAXINOMISIS).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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