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Heart rate variability today.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23217437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart rate variability (HRV) non-invasively assesses the activity of the autonomic nervous system. During the past 30 years, an increasing number of studies have related the imbalance of the autonomic nervous system (as assessed by HRV) to several pathophysiogical conditions, particularly in the setting of cardiovascular disease. Sudden death, coronary artery disease, heart failure, or merely cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension) are the best-known clinical circumstances that can affect and/or be affected by the autonomic nervous system. Analyses of HRV variables have been proposed as a component of the clinical evaluation for patient risk stratification due to its independent prognostic information. Yet the potential for HRV to be used widely in clinical practice remains to be established.
Borejda Xhyheri; Olivia Manfrini; Massimiliano Mazzolini; Carmine Pizzi; Raffaele Bugiardini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1873-1740     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  2013-02-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Dipartimento di Medicina Specialistica, Diagnostica e Sperimentale. University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Autonomic Nervous System / physiopathology*
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy / methods*
Cardiovascular Diseases / physiopathology*,  therapy*
Heart Rate / physiology*

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