Depression, heart rate variability, and exercise training in dialysis patients.

  title={Depression, heart rate variability, and exercise training in dialysis patients.},
  author={Evangelia J Kouidi and Vassilis Karagiannis and Dimitrios Grekas and Apostolos Iakovides and George S. Kaprinis and Achilleas N Tourkantonis and Asterios P. Deligiannis},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  volume={17 2},
BACKGROUND Functional limitations, altered cardiac autonomic activity, and psychological distress are known disorders in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients, relating to increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of an exercise training program on emotional parameters and heart rate variability (HRV) indices, as well as to determine whether emotional stress contributes to autonomic dysfunction in these patients. METHODS Forty-four HD patients were… CONTINUE READING
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