Autonomic function and prothrombotic activity in women after an acute coronary event.

@article{Knel2008AutonomicFA,
  title={Autonomic function and prothrombotic activity in women after an acute coronary event.},
  author={Roland von K{\"a}nel and Kristina Orth-Gom{\'e}r},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={1331-7}
}
BACKGROUND The link between decreased heart rate variability (HRV) and atherosclerosis progression is elusive. We hypothesized that reduced HRV relates to increased levels of prothrombotic factors previously shown to predict coronary risk. METHODS We studied 257 women (aged 56 +/- 7 years) between 3 and 6 months after an acute coronary event and obtained very low frequency (VLF), low frequency (LF), and high frequency (HF) power, and LF/HF ratio from 24-hour ambulatory ECG recordings. Plasma… CONTINUE READING