A Pilot Study of the Efficacy of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback in Patients with Fibromyalgia

@article{Hassett2007APS,
  title={A Pilot Study of the Efficacy of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback in Patients with Fibromyalgia},
  author={Afton L Hassett and Diane C. Radvanski and Evgeny G. Vaschillo and Bronya Vaschillo and Leonard H. Sigal and Maria Katsamanis Karavidas and Steven Buyske and Paul M Lehrer},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={1-10}
}
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a non-inflammatory rheumatologic disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, cognitive dysfunction and sleep disturbance. Research suggests that autonomic dysfunction may account for some of the symptomatology of FM. An open label trial of biofeedback training was conducted to manipulate suboptimal heart rate variability (HRV), a key marker of autonomic dysfunction. Methods: Twelve women ages 18–60 with FM completed 10 weekly sessions of HRV… Expand
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