Interacting influences of gender and chronic pain status on parasympathetically mediated heart rate variability in adolescents and young adults.

Abstract

Considerable research links chronic pain to autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction, specifically low heart rate variability (HRV) mediated by reduced parasympathetic activity. However, little is known about factors that influence ANS function in chronic pain. The ANS is the primary pathway for brain-gut communication, making it of particular interest in… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000942

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