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Heart rate variability is associated with haptoglobin phenotype in patients with coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  15942419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Three haptoglobin phenotypes exist called Hp 1-1, Hp 2-2, and Hp 2-1. Patients carrying the haptoglobin 1 allele seem to be partly protected against coronary artery disease. An attenuated heart rate variability is associated with a poor outcome in patients with coronary artery disease. Therefore, we hypothesized that the presence of the haptoglobin 1 allele would be associated with a favourable heart rate variability. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: We included 255 patients who were referred for elective coronary angiography as a result of suspected coronary artery disease, and all underwent 24-h electrocardiogram recordings to assess heart rate variability in the time domain. The haptoglobin phenotype was also determined in each patient. RESULTS: There were 159 patients in the Hp 1-1 and Hp 2-1 groups and 98 patients in the Hp 2-2 group. The two groups were comparable with respect to clinical parameters. However, the Hp 2-2 group had significantly lower 24-h heart rate variability values compared with the other group (RR 882 versus 921 ms, P=0.02; RMSSD 26 versus 30 ms, P<0.01; pNN50 6 versus 9%, P=0.01). Furthermore, Hp 2-2 was independently and negatively associated with heart rate variability (P=0.02). CONCLUSION: Hp 2-2 was associated with an attenuated heart rate variability in patients with coronary artery disease that may help to explain other results reporting a poor prognosis in Hp 2-2 patients.
Jeppe Hagstrup Christensen; Henrik Bygum Krarup; Sam Riahi; Egon Toft; Erik Berg Schmidt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1741-8267     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-08     Completed Date:  2005-10-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101192000     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / physiopathology*
Haptoglobins / genetics,  physiology*
Heart Rate*
Middle Aged
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