Autonomic impairment in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Autonomic impairment in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Dina Christina Janse Van Rensburg and James A. Ker and Catharina Cornelia Grant and Lizelle Fletcher},
  journal={International journal of rheumatic diseases},
  volume={15 4},
AIM To determine if there is a difference between autonomic cardiac control as measured by heart rate variability (HRV) in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to a healthy control group. METHODS The RA group (45) and control group (39) were matched for age and body mass index (BMI). Three techniques were used: time domain, frequency domain and Poincarè plot analysis. All possible confounding factors were excluded and the test environment strictly regulated. RESULTS Basal heart… CONTINUE READING
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