Reinnervation after heart transplantation in children: results of short-time heart rate variability testing.


AIMS To detect impairment in short-term heart rate variability (HRV) in children after heart and heart-lung transplantation (TX) as reported in adults. To assess vagal and sympathetic influence on the donor heart rate using frequency domain analysis of HRV. METHODS AND RESULTS Measurement of short-term HRV was performed in 17 patients (age 16.9+/-3.6, 6.1… (More)