Heart rate increment: an electrocardiological approach for the early detection of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome.

@article{Roche2004HeartRI,
  title={Heart rate increment: an electrocardiological approach for the early detection of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome.},
  author={F. Hoffman-La Roche and Emilia Sforza and David Duverney and Jean-Ren{\'e} Borderies and Vincent Pichot and Odile Bigaignon and Gilles Ascher and J. Barthelemy},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={2004},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={105-10}
}
The prevalence of OSAHS (obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome) is high in developed countries and it is estimated that the vast majority of patients remain undiagnosed. On the basis of physiological evidence, we evaluated the frequency component of HRI (heart rate increment) as a simple and inexpensive screening tool for OSAHS detection in a first group of patients (group 1) and validated their discriminant capacity in a second group (group 2). The predictive accuracy of hourly %VLFI… CONTINUE READING