Is abnormal heart rate variability a specific feature of congestive heart failure?

Gustavo A. Lopera, Heikki V. Huikuri, Timo H. Mäkikallio, Jari Tapanainen, Simon C Chakko, Raul D. Mitrani, Alberto Interian, Agustin Castellanos, Robert J. Myerburg

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Abstract

In conclusion, a variety of pathophysiologic conditions characterized by neurohumoral activation such as CHF and appropriate sinus tachycardia have similar, but not identical, effects on HR, and traditional as well as nonlinear indexes of HR dynamics. Although, these pathophysiologic conditions could produce different effects on the degree of vagal and sympathetic activity, the overall effect is probably similar. Moreover, differences in HR and HRV in these abnormal states could be explained by differences in the magnitude of the stimulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1211-1213
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume87
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2001

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Lopera, G. A., Huikuri, H. V., Mäkikallio, T. H., Tapanainen, J., Chakko, S. C., Mitrani, R. D., Interian, A., Castellanos, A., & Myerburg, R. J. (2001). Is abnormal heart rate variability a specific feature of congestive heart failure? American Journal of Cardiology, 87(10), 1211-1213. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(01)01499-0