1 Kardiologisk Afsnit, Medicinsk Afdeling AMH, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Hjerteafdeling Y, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Clinical Research Centre, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark4 Department of Endocrinology, Medical Center, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark5 unknown
Heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. HRV is in part a function of the activity of the autonomic nervous system and has been associated with low-grade inflammation. In patients with type 2 diabetes, HRV is decreased and is a predictor of poor outcome. As HRV and its determinants in non-diabetic individuals have not been studied properly, the aim of this observational study was to evaluate possible associations between HRV vs. impaired fasting glucose, insulin resistance, lipidaemia and markers of inflammation and immune activation in these individuals.
European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Supplement, 2013, Vol 43, Issue 5, p. 457-68