Heart rate variability analysis in general medicine

Gang, Yi and Malik, Marek (2003) Heart rate variability analysis in general medicine. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 3 (1). pp. 34-40. ISSN 0972-6292

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Autonomic nervous system plays an integral role in homeostasis. Autonomic modulation can frequently be altered in patients with cardiac disorders as well as in patients with other critical illnesses or injuries. Assessment of heart rate variability is based on analysis of consecutive normal R-R intervals and may provide quantitative information on the modulation of cardiac vagal and sympathetic nerve input. The hypothesis that depressed heart rate variability may occur over a broad range of illness and injury, and may inversely correlated with disease severity and outcome has been tested in various clinical settings over the last decade. This article reviews recent literature concerning the potential clinical implications and limitations of heart rate variability assessment in general medicine.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:heart rate variability, autonomic modulation, risk assessment.
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology > Cardiovascular Physiology > Cardiovascular Physiologic Phenomena > Hemodynamic Phenomena > Heart Rate
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
ID Code:308
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:23 July 2005

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