Heart rate variability index in trauma patients.

  title={Heart rate variability index in trauma patients.},
  author={Kenneth G. Proctor and Suresh A Atapattu and R Duncan},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={63 1},
BACKGROUND Heart rate variability (HRV) changes often reflect autonomic dysfunction with high sensitivity, but the specificity is also low. There are several different methods for measuring HRV, but interpretation is often complex, and the units are not interchangeable. For these reasons, HRV monitoring is not routinely used in many clinical situations. We hypothesized that the specificity of HRV as a screening tool for trauma patients could be improved by controlling some of the confounding… CONTINUE READING


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