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Heart rate variability and target organ damage in hypertensive patients

Melillo, Paolo; Izzo, Raffaele; De Luca, Nicola; Pecchia, Leandro

Authors

Paolo Melillo

Raffaele Izzo

Nicola De Luca

Leandro Pecchia



Abstract

Background
We evaluated the association between linear standard Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures and vascular, renal and cardiac target organ damage (TOD).

Methods
A retrospective analysis was performed including 200 patients registered in the Regione Campania network (aged 62.4 ± 12, male 64%). HRV analysis was performed by 24-h holter ECG. Renal damage was assessed by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), vascular damage by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), and cardiac damage by left ventricular mass index.

Results
Significantly lower values of the ratio of low to high frequency power (LF/HF) were found in the patients with moderate or severe eGFR (p-value 

Citation

Melillo, P., Izzo, R., De Luca, N., & Pecchia, L. (2012). Heart rate variability and target organ damage in hypertensive patients. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 12(Novemb), doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-105

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 15, 2012
Deposit Date Apr 8, 2014
Publicly Available Date Apr 8, 2014
Journal BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Electronic ISSN 1471-2261
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue Novemb
Article Number 11
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2261-12-105
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2311
Publisher URL http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2261/12/105
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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