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Heart rate variability and target organ damage in hypertensive patients
Melillo, Paolo; Izzo, Raffaele; De Luca, Nicola; Pecchia, Leandro
Nicola De Luca
Leandro Pecchia Leandro.Pecchia@nottingham.ac.uk
We evaluated the association between linear standard Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures and vascular, renal and cardiac target organ damage (TOD).
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.
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
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Nov 15, 2012|
|Journal||BMC Cardiovascular Disorders|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 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|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0