BACKGROUND Decreased vagal activity after myocardial infarction results in reduced heart-rate variability and increased risk of death. To distinguish between vagal and sympathetic factors that affect heart-rate variability, we used a signal-processing algorithm to separately characterise deceleration and acceleration of heart rate. We postulated that… (More)
BACKGROUND To examine the relationship between reduced heart rate variability (HRV) and cognitive function in middle-aged adults in the general population. METHODS HRV, in both time and frequency domains, and cognitive functioning were measured twice in 5,375 male and female participants of the UK Whitehall II study (mean ages = 55 and 61 years,… (More)
AIMS To investigate the combination of heart rate turbulence (HRT) and deceleration capacity (DC) as risk predictors in post-infarction patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) > 30%. METHODS AND RESULTS We enrolled 2343 consecutive survivors of acute myocardial infarction (MI) (<76 years) in sinus rhythm. HRT and DC were obtained from 24 h… (More)
Further studies are needed to verify the potential role of HRV measures in predicting the degeneration of cognitive function at older ages.
Analysing the Holter recordings collected at baseline during the European Myocardial Infarction Amiodarone Trial (EMIAT), we evaluate the possibility of using alpha, the slope of the power spectrum of heart rate variability signals (HRV) in the vicinity of f = 0, for postinfarction risk stratification. We found no relevant difference in the values of alpha… (More)
A computational study was designed to investigate the differences between the so-called study-specific and subject-specific heart rate corrections of QT interval. In 53 healthy subjects (25 women, mean age 26.7 +/- 8.7 years), serial 10-second electrocardiograms (ECG) were obtained during daytime hours. In each subject, 200 ECGs were selected representative… (More)