Autonomic nervous system activity as risk predictor in the medical emergency department: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Eick2015AutonomicNS,
  title={Autonomic nervous system activity as risk predictor in the medical emergency department: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Christian Eick and Konstantinos D. Rizas and Christine Stefanie Meyer-Z{\"u}rn and Patrick Groga-Bada and Wolfgang Hamm and Florian Kreth and D. Overkamp and Peter Weyrich and Meinrad Gawaz and Axel Bauer},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={1079-86}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate heart rate deceleration capacity, an electrocardiogram-based marker of autonomic nervous system activity, as risk predictor in a medical emergency department and to test its incremental predictive value to the modified early warning score. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Medical emergency department of a large university hospital. PATIENTS Five thousand seven hundred thirty consecutive patients of either sex in sinus rhythm, who were admitted to the medical… CONTINUE READING

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