Cardiac variability in critically ill adults: influence of sepsis.

  title={Cardiac variability in critically ill adults: influence of sepsis.},
  author={M Korach and Tarek Sharshar and Ir{\`e}ne Jarrin and Jean P Fouillot and Jean Claude Rapha{\"e}l and Philippe Gajdos and Djillali Annane},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={29 7},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate, in critically ill adults, factors associated with impaired sympathovagal balance. DESIGN One-month inception cohort study. SETTING Twenty-six-bed medical intensive care unit of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS Critically ill adults with an expected duration of intensive care unit stay of > or =48 hrs were enrolled. Patients with permanent arrhythmia or cardiac pacing were not included. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENT AND MAIN RESULTS Sympathovagal balance was… CONTINUE READING