Heart rate variability in patients with orthotopic heart transplantation: long-term follow-up.

@article{Folino1993HeartRV,
  title={Heart rate variability in patients with orthotopic heart transplantation: long-term follow-up.},
  author={Antonio Franco Folino and Gianfranco Buja and Manuela Miorelli and Ugolino Livi and Andrea Nava and Gaetano Thiene and S Della Volta},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          539-42
        }
}
To evaluate heart rate variability (expressed as the standard deviation of RR intervals) within 5 years of follow-up, we studied 20 patients (14 males, 6 females, mean age 44 +/- 12 years) who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation. Six measurements were taken: one in the first 3 weeks after transplantation, and the others once annually, for 5 years. Twenty healthy subjects (mean age 44 +/- 7 years) constituted the control group. Heart rate variability increased significantly in the first 3… CONTINUE READING

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