Personality traits and heart rate variability predict long-term cardiac mortality after myocardial infarction.


AIMS To investigate personality traits and sympatho-vagal modulation of heart rate variability (HRV) during acute myocardial infarction (AMI), assessing their relationships and their long-term prognostic value. METHODS AND RESULTS Psychological traits and 24 h HRV were prospectively investigated in 246 patients at discharge of an AMI. Patients were… (More)


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