Effects of physical training on heart rate variability in patients on hemodialysis.

@article{Deligiannis1999EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of physical training on heart rate variability in patients on hemodialysis.},
  author={Asterios P. Deligiannis and Evangelia Kouidi and Achilleas N Tourkantonis},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={197-202}
}
Dysfunction of the cardiac autonomic nervous system is a known complication of end-stage renal disease. The objective of the study was to mainly investigate the effects of physical training on 24-hour vagal cardiac activity in dialysis patients. Sixty chronic uremic patients (mean age 48 +/- 12 years) on maintenance hemodialysis were studied. After initial evaluation, 30 patients (group A) were randomly assigned to a 6-month exercise training program (3/week). The other 30 patients (group B… CONTINUE READING