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Determinants of a reduced heart rate variability in chronic atrial fibrillation.

Authors
  • Sosnowski, Maciej
  • Macfarlane, Peter W
  • Tendera, Michał
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
321–326
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1542-474X.2011.00458.x
PMID: 22008486
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We concluded that advanced age, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, increased heart rate, and presence of diabetes are cofactors of a reduced HRV in AF patients. Thus, the determinants of heart rate variability in the presence of atrial fibrillation are the same as those in sinus rhythm.

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