Detailed heart rate variability analysis in athletes

Orsolya Kiss, Nóra Sydó, P. Vargha, Hajnalka Vágó, Csilla Czimbalmos, Eszter Édes, E. Zima, Györgyi Apponyi, Gergő Merkely, Tibor Sydó, Dávid Becker, Thomas G. Allison, B. Merkely

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Abstract: Objective: Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis has been used to evaluate patients with various cardiovascular diseases. While the vast majority of HRV studies have focused on pathological states, our study focuses on the less explored area of HRV analysis across different training intensity and sports. We aimed to measure HRV in healthy elite and masters athletes and compare to healthy, but non-athletic controls. Methods: Time-domain HRV analysis was applied in 138 athletes (male 110, age 28.4 ± 8.3) and 100 controls (male 56, age 28.3 ± 6.9) during Holter monitoring (21.3 ± 3.0 h). Results: All studied parameters were higher in elite athletes compared to controls [SDNN (CI) 225.3 (216.2–234.5) vs 158.6 (150.2–167.1) ms; SDNN Index (CI) 99.6 (95.6–103.7) vs 72.4 (68.7–76.2) ms; pNN50 (CI) 24.2 (22.2–26.3) vs 14.4 (12.7–16.3) %; RMSSD (CI) 71.8 (67.6–76.2) vs 50.8 (46.9–54.8) ms; p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Athletes
  • Autonomic function
  • Heart rate variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems

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Detailed heart rate variability analysis in athletes. / Kiss, Orsolya; Sydó, Nóra; Vargha, P.; Vágó, Hajnalka; Czimbalmos, Csilla; Édes, Eszter; Zima, E.; Apponyi, Györgyi; Merkely, Gergő; Sydó, Tibor; Becker, Dávid; Allison, Thomas G.; Merkely, B.

In: Clinical Autonomic Research, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 245-252.

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Kiss, O, Sydó, N, Vargha, P, Vágó, H, Czimbalmos, C, Édes, E, Zima, E, Apponyi, G, Merkely, G, Sydó, T, Becker, D, Allison, TG & Merkely, B 2016, 'Detailed heart rate variability analysis in athletes', Clinical Autonomic Research, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 245-252. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10286-016-0360-z
Kiss, Orsolya ; Sydó, Nóra ; Vargha, P. ; Vágó, Hajnalka ; Czimbalmos, Csilla ; Édes, Eszter ; Zima, E. ; Apponyi, Györgyi ; Merkely, Gergő ; Sydó, Tibor ; Becker, Dávid ; Allison, Thomas G. ; Merkely, B. / Detailed heart rate variability analysis in athletes. In: Clinical Autonomic Research. 2016 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 245-252.
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