Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Prognostic Significance, Risk Factors and Clinical Applications


Shelby Walters (Editor)

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

Heart rate variability (HRV) has become a popular method to study autonomic modulation of the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular health depends on the proper functioning of several physiological systems, including the autonomic nervous system, which exerts its function via a complex interaction between its two branches: sympathetic and parasympathetic.

Additionally, heart rate variability has been widely applied in basic and clinical research studies for describing the extent of sinus arrhythmia, and for assessing the function of cardiac autonomic regulation quantitatively. In other words, it is a mirror of the balance of sympathetic and vagal activity. This book discusses the prognostic significance, risk factors and clinical applications of heart rate variability.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Heart Rate Variability and Cardiovascular Disease in People with Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 1-16)
Fuyuan Liao, Ph.D. and Yih-Kuen Jan, PT, Ph.D. (Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – Heart Rate Variability between Caucasians and African Americans: A Brief Review (pp. 17-26)
Michael R. Esco (The University of Alabama, Department of Kinesiology, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)

Chapter 3 – Relationship between Heart Rate Variability Indices and Habitual Physical Activity (pp. 27-44)
Nórton Luís Oliveira, Fernando Ribeiro, Alberto Jorge Alves and José Oliveira (Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4 – Performing with All My Heart: Heart Rate Variability and its Relationship with Personality-Trait-Like-Individual-Differences (PTLIDs) in Pressurized Performance Situations (pp. 45-60)
Emma Mosley and Sylvain Laborde (Bournemouth University, Centre for Event and Sport Research, UK, and others)

Chapter 5 – Identification of Diabetic Patients via Heart Rate Variability (pp. 61-78)
Thiago A. Caloti, Rodrigo V. Andreão, José G. Mill and Eduardo M. Dantas (Electrical Engineering Coordination Office, Federal Institute of Espírito Santo , Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6 – Heart Rate Variability (HRV): HRV Measures Analysis, Classification and Biofeedback (pp. 79-110)
Lei Wang and Guan-Zheng Liu (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Key Lab of Health Informatics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and others)

Chapter 7 – Study on the Effect of Endurance Training on HRV in Athletes (pp. 110-138)
Lisheng Xu, Yahui Zhang,Yang Yao, Ruifeng Zhang and Liping Chou (Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering School, Northeastern University, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China, and others)

Chapter 8 – Heart Rate Variability in Young Men: Effect of Overweight and Physical Inactivity (pp. 139-148)
Adriana Urbina, Darío Mendoza-Romero, Michel García and Johan Ortíz (Universidad del Rosario, Physiology Unit, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bogotá DC., Colombia, and others)

Chapter 9 – Relaxation Enhances Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, a Cardiorespiratory Resting Function (pp. 149-164)
Masahito Sakakibara, Ph.D. and Junichiro Hayano, M.D. (Department of Psychology, Aichi Gakuin University, Japan, and others)

Chapter 10 – The Analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Diagnostics of Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus (pp. 165-174)
Andrey Eu. Kratnov (Yaroslavl State Medical Academy, Yaroslavl, Russia)

Chapter 11 – The Signs of Sympathetic Dominance Based on Spectral Analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (pp. 175-184)
Igor A. Kelmanson (Institute of Special Education and Special Psychology of the Raoul Wallenberg International University for Family and Child, St. Petersburg, Russia)


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