Heart rate variability is related to pain severity and predominant bowel pattern in women with irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Cain2007HeartRV,
  title={Heart rate variability is related to pain severity and predominant bowel pattern in women with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Kevin C. Cain and Monica E. Jarrett and Robert L. Burr and Vicky L. Hertig and Margaret McLean Heitkemper},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={110-8}
}
This study examined heart rate variability (HRV) in women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to determine its association with gut pain and predominant bowel pattern. Women with IBS (constipation predominant n = 45, diarrhoea predominant n = 64, alternating n = 56) and healthy controls (n = 50) were recruited from the community. Severity of gut pain was measured retrospectively. The HRV (24 h) was summarized as high-frequency (HF) power and the ratio of low-frequency (LF) power to HF power… CONTINUE READING

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