Lower heart rate variability is associated with higher serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein concentration in healthy individuals aged 46 years or more.

@article{Arajo2006LowerHR,
  title={Lower heart rate variability is associated with higher serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein concentration in healthy individuals aged 46 years or more.},
  author={Fernando Flores de Ara{\'u}jo and Ivana Antelmi and Alexandre da Costa Pereira and Maria do Ros{\'a}rio Dias de Oliveira Latorre and C{\'e}sar Jos{\'e} Grupi and Jos{\'e} Eduardo Krieger and Alfredo Jos{\'e} Mansur},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={333-7}
}
BACKGROUND To test the hypothesis of an association between cardiac autonomic activity evaluated by heart rate variability and systemic inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein, we studied the correlation of the indices of heart rate variability relative to serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in a healthy Brazilian population. METHODS Four hundred twenty-one healthy individuals aged 15-82 years (mean 40.4 years), 184 men (43.7%) and 237 women (56.3%) were enrolled… CONTINUE READING