Pulse rate variability is not a surrogate for heart rate variability.

@article{Constant1999PulseRV,
  title={Pulse rate variability is not a surrogate for heart rate variability.},
  author={I. Constant and Dominique Laude and Isabelle Murat and Jean-Luc Elghozi},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1999},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={391-7}
}
To investigate the differences between heart rate (HR) variability and pulse rate (PR) variability, short-term variability of finger pulse wave and ECG signals were studied in 10 children with a fixed ventricular pacemaker rhythm (80 beats/min). Ten healthy children in sinus rhythm served as a reference population. Distal PR and HR were measured continuously using a Finapres device and an ECG respectively. Power spectra for HR and PR were calculated in both the supine and orthostatic positions… CONTINUE READING
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