Relationship between arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate variability at high altitudes.

Autonomic nervous systems have important roles for survival of victims under hypobaric hypoxic condition. In the present study, we assessed the correlation between arterial oxygen saturation (Sp O 2 ) and heart rate variability (HRV) to identify the autonomic nervous responsiveness among trekkers at high altitude (n = 21). HRV was analyzed by the maximum… (More)