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

  title={A Pilot Study of the Efficacy of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback in Patients with Fibromyalgia},
  author={A. Hassett and D. Radvanski and E. Vaschillo and B. Vaschillo and L. Sigal and Maria Karavidas and Steven Buyske and P. Lehrer},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  • A. Hassett, D. Radvanski, +5 authors P. Lehrer
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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