Heart rate variability for preclinical detection of secondary complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage.

@article{Schmidt2014HeartRV,
  title={Heart rate variability for preclinical detection of secondary complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage.},
  author={J. Michael Schmidt and Daby M. Sow and Michael Crimmins and David Robert Albers and Sachin Agarwal and Jan Claassen and E Sander Connolly and Mitchell S. V. Elkind and George Hripcsak and Stephan A. Mayer},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={382-9}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to determine if monitoring heart rate variability (HRV) would enable preclinical detection of secondary complications after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS We studied 236 SAH patients admitted within the first 48 h of bleed onset, discharged after SAH day 5, and had continuous electrocardiogram records available. The diagnosis and date of onset of infections and DCI events were prospectively adjudicated and documented by the clinical team. Continuous ECG was… CONTINUE READING