Analysis of heart rate variability in posttraumatic stress disorder patients in response to a trauma-related reminder

@article{Cohen1998AnalysisOH,
  title={Analysis of heart rate variability in posttraumatic stress disorder patients in response to a trauma-related reminder},
  author={H. Cohen and M. Kotler and M. Matar and Z. Kaplan and U. Loewenthal and H. Miodownik and Y. Cassuto},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={44},
  pages={1054-1059}
}
BACKGROUND Spectral analysis of heart rate variability has recently been shown to be a reliable noninvasive test for quantitative assessment of cardiovascular autonomic regulatory responses, providing a dynamic map of sympathetic and parasympathetic interaction. In a prior study exploring the state of hyperarousal characterizing the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) syndrome, the authors described standardized heart rate analysis carried out in 9 PTSD patients at rest, which demonstrated… Expand
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