Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Curren...

Readmissions After Hospitalization For Heart Fa...

Personalized Reduced 3-lead System Formation ...

Congenital Anomaly Of The Inferior Vena Cava An...

Spectral Analysis Of Photoplethysmography To Ev...

0 votes
Heart Rate Variability Measured Early In Patients With Evolving Acute Coronary Syndrome And 1-year Outcomes Of Rehospitalization And Mortality
Author: Harris Pr, Stein Pk, Fung Gl, Drew Bj
Publisher: Derivative Works
14 pages
One time payment: €0.00
Required subscription: Free
Type of publication: Article
ISBN/ISSN: 1178-2048
DOI: 10.2147/57524
Follow this publisher

Share this publication:


Objective: This study sought to examine the prognostic value of heart rate variability (HRV) measurement initiated immediately after emergency department presentation for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Background: Altered HRV has been associated with adverse outcomes in heart disease, but the value of HRV measured during the earliest phases of ACS related to risk of 1-year rehospitalization and death has not been established.

Methods: Twenty-four-hour Holter recordings of 279 patients with ACS were initiated within 45 minutes of emergency department arrival; recordings with $18 hours of sinus rhythm were selected for HRV analysis (number [N] =193). Time domain, frequency domain, and nonlinear HRV were examined. Survival analysis was performed.

Results: During the 1-year follow-up, 94 patients were event-free, 82 were readmitted, and 17 died. HRV was altered in relation to outcomes. Predictors of rehospitalization included increased normalized high frequency power,  ecreased normalized low frequency power, and decreased low/high frequency ratio. Normalized high frequency .42 ms2  predicted rehospitalization while controlling for clinical variables (hazard ratio [HR] =2.3; 95% confidence interval [CI] =1.4–3.8, P=0.001). Variables significantly associated with death included natural logs of total power and ultra low frequency power. A model with ultra low frequency power ,8 ms2 (HR =3.8; 95% CI =1.5–10.1; P=0.007) and troponin .0.3 ng/mL (HR =4.0; 95% CI =1.3–12.1; P=0.016) revealed that each contributed independently in predicting mortality. Nonlinear HRV variables were significant predictors of both outcomes.

Conclusion: HRV measured close to the ACS onset may assist in risk stratification. HRV cut-points may provide additional, incremental prognostic information to established assessment guidelines, and may be worthy of additional study.

About the publisher:

We are a publishing house devoted to reuse CC-BY licensed published materials.


Using CC-BY licenses:


  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
  • for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.


  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others
    from doing anything the license permits.


  • You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Select a payment method