Increased sympathetic and decreased parasympathetic cardiac tone in patients with sleep related alveolar hypoventilation.

@article{Palma2013IncreasedSA,
  title={Increased sympathetic and decreased parasympathetic cardiac tone in patients with sleep related alveolar hypoventilation.},
  author={Jose-Alberto Palma and Elena Urrestarazu and Jon L{\'o}pez-Azc{\'a}rate and M. A. Paz Alegre and Secundino Fernandez and Julio Artieda and Jorge Iriarte},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={933-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess autonomic function by heart rate variability (HRV) during sleep in patients with sleep related alveolar hypoventilation (SRAH) and to compare it with that of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and control patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Sleep Unit, University Hospital of University of Navarra. PATIENTS Fifteen idiopathic and obesity related-SRAH patients were studied. For each patient with SRAH, a patient with OSA, matched in age, sex, body… CONTINUE READING
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