Presentations

Heart rate variability tutorial

A complete guide to where HRV comes from starting from the basics of what an ECG is, how it is analyzed and how the data are converted to HRV numbers.

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Heart rate variability for clinicians

A basic guide to clinical applications of heart rate variability includes a detailed explanation of various heart rate variability measures.

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Heart rate variability in sudden death and heart failure

Presented at the HRV Summit in Boston, 2006 An in depth description of the confounders of heart rate variability (erratic rhythm, uneven beat detection). A summary of studies of HRV in heart failure and a summary of studies of HRV as a predictor of sudden death.

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Heart rate variability and risk stratification post-MI

Presented at the HRV Summit in Boston, 2006. An up to date summary of current studies linking abnormal HRV to adverse outcome in patient who have suffered a heart attack.

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Using Holter ECG and heart rate variability to detect sleep-disordered breathing

ACC 2003 A detailed explanation of the use of the tachogram method to find cyclic variation of heart rate that is associated with various types of sleep-disordered breathing. Examples are shown of multiple patients with severe sleep apnea taken from the Computers in Cardiology Sleep Apnea contest.

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The relationship of heart rate variability and sleep stage in elderly participants in the Sleep Heart Health Study

Association for Professional Sleep Societies, 2008 Preliminary results from the Sleep Heart Health Study showing the changes in different heart rate variability measures across stages of sleep in the elderly.