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BACKGROUND Baroreflex-mediated parasympathetic stimulation has variable effects on heart rate variability (HRV). We postulated that a quadratic function would describe the relationship between HRV and parasympathetic effect better than a linear function. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-nine normal volunteers (15 women; mean age 39+/-12 years) were studied(More)
BACKGROUND Cytogenetic studies have demonstrated that low levels of chronic radiation exposure can potentially increase the frequency of chromosomal aberrations and aneuploidy in somatic cells. Epidemiological studies have shown that health workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation bear an increased risk of hematological malignancies. (More)
BACKGROUND Signal-averaged ECG (SAECG) reproducibility is reported to have a component that is independent of residual noise. Methods and Results-In group 1, multiple paired SAECGs were obtained to noise levels of 0.3+/-0.1 and 0.5+/-0.2 microV. For the 0.5- and 0. 3-microV noise recordings, QRS duration (QRSd) was 101.2+/-11.3 and 104.6+/-9.6 ms,(More)
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