open access

Vol 4, No 4 (2000)
REVIEV
Published online: 2000-10-30
Get Citation

Heart Rate Variability in Essential Hypertension Part III: The Influence of the Physiologic Stimulation on Heart Rate Variability in Hypertension

Ryszard Piotrowicz, Katarzyna Stolarz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2000;4(4):269-273.

open access

Vol 4, No 4 (2000)
REVIEV
Published online: 2000-10-30

Abstract

Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is a well established method for assessing the autonomic nervous system activity upon the regulation of the circulatory system, providing provides the possibility of the quantification of the sympathetic and parasympathetic influences on the heart. Heart rate variability analysis enables to assess the influence of specified factors on the autonomic regulation of the circulatory system. It has been shown that several physiologic stimuli enhancing sympathetic activity, e.g. upright body position, tilt test, physical activity, mental stress have a strong impact on HRV components. In hypertensive patients the influence of the upright body position on HRV components — increase of LF and decrease of HF — is less pronounced than in healthy volunteers. Similarly, in hypertension there is observed less pronounced increase of LF and decrease of HF during passive tilt. The augmentation of the changes of HRV components in the course of tilt depends on the stage of hypertension. The influence of other factors stimulating autonomic nervous system — physical activity and mental stress — is not accurately described and needs further investigation.

Abstract

Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is a well established method for assessing the autonomic nervous system activity upon the regulation of the circulatory system, providing provides the possibility of the quantification of the sympathetic and parasympathetic influences on the heart. Heart rate variability analysis enables to assess the influence of specified factors on the autonomic regulation of the circulatory system. It has been shown that several physiologic stimuli enhancing sympathetic activity, e.g. upright body position, tilt test, physical activity, mental stress have a strong impact on HRV components. In hypertensive patients the influence of the upright body position on HRV components — increase of LF and decrease of HF — is less pronounced than in healthy volunteers. Similarly, in hypertension there is observed less pronounced increase of LF and decrease of HF during passive tilt. The augmentation of the changes of HRV components in the course of tilt depends on the stage of hypertension. The influence of other factors stimulating autonomic nervous system — physical activity and mental stress — is not accurately described and needs further investigation.
Get Citation

Keywords

heart rate variability; essential hypertension; upright body position; tilt test; physical activity; mental stress

About this article
Title

Heart Rate Variability in Essential Hypertension Part III: The Influence of the Physiologic Stimulation on Heart Rate Variability in Hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 4, No 4 (2000)

Pages

269-273

Published online

2000-10-30

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2000;4(4):269-273.

Keywords

heart rate variability
essential hypertension
upright body position
tilt test
physical activity
mental stress

Authors

Ryszard Piotrowicz
Katarzyna Stolarz

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

By "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., ul. Świętokrzyska 73, 80–180 Gdańsk

tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail: viamedica@viamedica.pl