Little is known about the role of HRV in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Aim of our study was to assess the relationship between HRV measurements and demographic and clinical variables in a population of 274 AF patients. We selected all consecutive patients with persistent/permanent AF among whom had performed a Holter ECG in our Department from April 2010 to April 2015. Time-domain analysis of HRV was evaluated. Demographic and clinical variables were collected for each patient. At multivariable logistic regression, a higher pNN50 was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p = 0.016) and a lower pNN50 with obesity (p = 0.037) and higher heart rate (HR) (p < 0.0005). A higher RMSSD was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p = 0.001), digitalis (p < 0.0005) and beta-blockers (p = 0.002) and a lower RMSSD with a higher HR (p < 0.0005). A higher SDNNi was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p < 0.0005), digitalis (p < 0.0005) and beta-blockers (p = 0.002) and a lower SDNNi with dysthyroidism (p = 0.048) and higher HR (p < 0.0005). A higher SDANN was associated with non-dihydropyiridine calcium-channel-blockers (p = 0.002) and ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p = 0.002) and a lower SDANN with hypertension (p = 0.034), obesity (p = 0.011), stroke (p = 0.031), pneumonia (p = 0.005) and higher HR (p < 0.0005). A higher SDNN was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p < 0.0005), digitalis (p < 0.0005) and beta-blockers (p = 0.022) and a lower SDNN with obesity (p = 0.012), pneumonia (p = 0.049) and higher HR (p < 0.0005). Our study showed that, in AF patients, there is a direct relationship between some clinical variables and HRV measurements; as for patients with sinus rhythm, even in AF patients this relationship seemed to reflect the autonomic nervous system activity.

Butta' , C., Tuttolomondo, A., Casuccio, A., Petrantoni, R., Miceli, G., Cuttitta, F., et al. (2016). Relationship between HRV measurements and demographic and clinical variables in a population of patients with atrial fibrillation. HEART AND VESSELS, 31(12), 2004-2013 [10.1007/s00380-016-0826-x].

Relationship between HRV measurements and demographic and clinical variables in a population of patients with atrial fibrillation

TUTTOLOMONDO, Antonino;CASUCCIO, Alessandra;Miceli, G.;PINTO, Antonio
2016-01-01

Abstract

Little is known about the role of HRV in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Aim of our study was to assess the relationship between HRV measurements and demographic and clinical variables in a population of 274 AF patients. We selected all consecutive patients with persistent/permanent AF among whom had performed a Holter ECG in our Department from April 2010 to April 2015. Time-domain analysis of HRV was evaluated. Demographic and clinical variables were collected for each patient. At multivariable logistic regression, a higher pNN50 was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p = 0.016) and a lower pNN50 with obesity (p = 0.037) and higher heart rate (HR) (p < 0.0005). A higher RMSSD was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p = 0.001), digitalis (p < 0.0005) and beta-blockers (p = 0.002) and a lower RMSSD with a higher HR (p < 0.0005). A higher SDNNi was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p < 0.0005), digitalis (p < 0.0005) and beta-blockers (p = 0.002) and a lower SDNNi with dysthyroidism (p = 0.048) and higher HR (p < 0.0005). A higher SDANN was associated with non-dihydropyiridine calcium-channel-blockers (p = 0.002) and ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p = 0.002) and a lower SDANN with hypertension (p = 0.034), obesity (p = 0.011), stroke (p = 0.031), pneumonia (p = 0.005) and higher HR (p < 0.0005). A higher SDNN was associated with ACE inhibitors/ARBs (p < 0.0005), digitalis (p < 0.0005) and beta-blockers (p = 0.022) and a lower SDNN with obesity (p = 0.012), pneumonia (p = 0.049) and higher HR (p < 0.0005). Our study showed that, in AF patients, there is a direct relationship between some clinical variables and HRV measurements; as for patients with sinus rhythm, even in AF patients this relationship seemed to reflect the autonomic nervous system activity.
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Butta' , C., Tuttolomondo, A., Casuccio, A., Petrantoni, R., Miceli, G., Cuttitta, F., et al. (2016). Relationship between HRV measurements and demographic and clinical variables in a population of patients with atrial fibrillation. HEART AND VESSELS, 31(12), 2004-2013 [10.1007/s00380-016-0826-x].
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