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We tested whether the Arg389Gly and Ser49Gly polymorphisms of the beta1-adrenergic receptor gene ADRB1 and the T393C polymorphism of the G protein alpha-subunit gene GNAS1 modulate heart rate (HR) and blood pressure responses during an exercise stress test. The study population comprised 890 participants (563 men and 327 women, mean age 58.1 +/- 12.6 yr) of(More)
In this study perceived mental stress during occupational work was compared to heart rate variability (HRV) using a traditional questionnaire and a novel wristop heart rate monitor with related software. The aim was to find HRV parameters useful for mental stress detection. We found the highest correlation between perceived mental stress with the(More)
We have studied the effect of the number and ordering of exercise electrocardiographic (ECG) leads when using the maximum value of the ST segment depression/heart rate (ST/HR) hysteresis over a different number of leads for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). The study population consisted of 127 patients with CAD and 220 patients with a low(More)
In this comparative cross-sectional study, we evaluated whether a novel computerized diagnostic variable, ST-segment depression/heart rate ST/HR analysis during both the exercise and postexercise recovery phases of the exercise electrocardiography (ECG) test, can detect coronary artery disease more accurately than methods using either exercise or recovery(More)
OBJECTIVE If the body fails to acclimatize at high altitude, acute mountain sickness (AMS) may result. For the early detection of AMS, changes in cardiac autonomic function measured by heart rate variability (HRV) may be more sensitive than clinical symptoms alone. The purpose of this study was to ascertain if the changes in HRV during ascent are related to(More)
Cardiac safety pharmacology requires in-vitro testing of all drug candidates before clinical trials in order to ensure they are screened for cardio-toxic effects which may result in severe arrhythmias. Micro-electrode arrays (MEA) serve as a complement to current in-vitro methods for drug safety testing. However, MEA recordings produce huge volumes of data(More)
There is a lack of noninvasive pulmonary function measurement techniques suitable for continuous long-term measurement of tidal breathing in mobile subjects, although tidal breathing analysis has been shown to contain information that relates to the level airway obstruction. This paper is the first to assess the suitability of impedance pneumography (IP)(More)
BACKGROUND A longer heart-rate corrected QT interval (QTc) is associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias. Women have longer resting QTc and are more likely than men to develop drug-induced QT prolongation. Recent studies have shown association between resting QTc and a common variant (rs10494366) of the NOS1 regulator, NOS1AP. We investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase is a major source of the superoxide anion, which may play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). The p22phox, a component of the NADPH oxidase, is essential for the activation of this enzyme, and intensive expression of the p22phox has(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the association between different types of exercise loading and femoral neck cross-sectional geometry. Our data comprised proximal femur magnetic resonance (MR) images obtained from 91 female athletes and their 20 age-matched controls. The athletes were categorized according to typical training activity - high impact(More)