Cardiac sympathetic index identifies patients with Parkinson's disease and REM behavior disorder.

@article{Salsone2016CardiacSI,
  title={Cardiac sympathetic index identifies patients with Parkinson's disease and REM behavior disorder.},
  author={Maria Salsone and Basilio Vescio and Alessandra Fratto and Miriam Sturniolo and Gennarina Arabia and Antonio Gambardella and Aldo Quattrone},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={
          62-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare circadian autonomic fluctuations in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) with or without REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) by using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. METHODS This is a case-control study including 20 PD patients with RBD (PD-RBD) and 20 PD patients without RBD (PD). In all patients, we measured the components of HRV in the frequency domain during 24-h with daytime and night time recordings. Selected variables considered were low-frequency (LF… CONTINUE READING
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