TITLE

Is heart rate variability a valid parameter to predict sudden death in patients with Beckers muscular dystrophy?

AUTHOR(S)
Ammendola, E.; Russo, V.; Politano, L.; Santangelo, L.; Calabarò, R.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Heart;Nov2006, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1686
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study which examined the prognostic value of heart rate variability (HRV) for sudden death in patients with Beckers' muscular dystrophy (BMD) and dilated cardiomyopathy. Patients with BMD were characterized by a lower HRV in the frequency and time domains. BMD patients also showed higher mean heart rate than in control group. HRV was found to be a reliable index to assess sympathovagal balance and can be used to predict arrhythmic risk in BMD patients.
ACCESSION #
22982768

 

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