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Analysis of heart rate and heart rate variation during cardiac CT examinations.

Authors
  • Zhang, Jie
  • Fletcher, Joel G
  • Scott Harmsen, W
  • Araoz, Philip A
  • Williamson, Eric E
  • Primak, Andrew N
  • McCollough, Cynthia H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic Radiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
15
Issue
1
Pages
40–48
Identifiers
PMID: 18078905
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Breath-holding during cardiac CT scan acquisition significantly lowers the mean heart rate by approximately 4 bpm, but heart rate variability is the same or less compared with normal breathing.

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