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heart rate variability and sleep

Julia Pietilä, Elina Helander, Ilkka Korhonen, Tero Myllymäki, Urho M Kujala, Harri Lindholm
BACKGROUND: Sleep is fundamental for good health, and poor sleep has been associated with negative health outcomes. Alcohol consumption is a universal health behavior associated with poor sleep. In controlled laboratory studies, alcohol intake has been shown to alter physiology and disturb sleep homeostasis and architecture. The association between acute alcohol intake and physiological changes has not yet been studied in noncontrolled real-world settings. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of alcohol intake on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) during sleep in a large noncontrolled sample of Finnish employees...
March 16, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
Jiuxing Liang, Xiangmin Zhang, Yuxi Luo, Tingting Wang, Lin Sun, Shaoxiong Huang
Sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. However, the pathophysiology between them is not yet clear. This paper seeks to understand how respiratory events impact the cardiovascular system by heart rate variability. We compared the differences between successional pathological respiratory events (PR) and pure normal respiration (NR) during sleep. The transitions between normal and pathological respiration (TR) were also analyzed. Thirteen patients who suffered moderate or severe SAHS were enrolled in this study...
March 12, 2018: International Heart Journal
E Shawkat, H Mistry, C Chmiel, L Webster, L Chappell, E D Johnstone, J E Myers
AIM: To compare the blood pressure (BP) lowering effects of labetalol and nifedipine modified release (MR) in hypertensive pregnant women. We also investigated the effect on the heart rate (HR) and determined the proportion of time spent in target. METHODS: This was an exploratory study. Women with chronic hypertension taking either labetalol or nifedipine were offered 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). Sleep, wake and drug ingestion times were self-reported...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Maria Salsone, Basilio Vescio, Andrea Quattrone, Ferdinando Roccia, Miriam Sturniolo, Francesco Bono, Umberto Aguglia, Antonio Gambardella, Aldo Quattrone
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate circadian fluctuations and night/day ratio of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) spectral components in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in comparison with controls. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This is a simultaneous HRV-polysomnographic (PSG) study including 29 patients with OSA and 18 age-sex-matched controls. Four patients with OSA dropped out. All participants underwent PSG and HRV analysis. We measured the 24-hour fluctuations and the night/day ratio of low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) spectral components of HRV in all subjects and controls...
2018: PloS One
N Ling, C-L Li, Z-Z Wang, H-N Zhang, H Xu, X-J An
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the heart rate variability in children with myocarditis presenting with ventricular arrhythmias. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study compared the characteristics of heart rate variability (HRV) among 67 children with viral myocarditis (VMC), presenting with (n=35) and without (n=32) ventricular arrhythmias and a control group of 30 healthy children. RESULTS: Compared with the control group, the HRV time-domain indicators of children with VMC were significantly lower (p<0...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Glaucylara Reis Geovanini, Rui Wang, Jia Weng, Russell Tracy, Nancy S Jenny, Ary L Goldberger, Madalena D Costa, Yongmei Liu, Peter Libby, Susan Redline
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) associates with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Immune abnormalities and surges in sympathetic activity accompany OSA and CVD. We hypothesized that OSA associates with leukocytosis partially by abnormalities in autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that would suggest a pathway linking OSA and CVD. METHODS: Participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a prospective cohort of individuals initially without overt CVD, underwent polysomnography and assays for white blood cells (WBC) and subsets...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Denise C Jarrin, Hans Ivers, Manon Lamy, Ivy Y Chen, Allison G Harvey, Charles M Morin
Two phenotypes have been proposed: insomnia with objective near-normal sleep duration, related to increased psychological symptoms, and insomnia with objective short sleep duration, associated with cardiometabolic morbidity. Reduced heart rate variability has also been implicated in the pathophysiology of cardiometabolic disease; however, there are little data on whether cardiovascular function differs between patients with objective short sleep duration and near-normal sleep duration. Participants (Mage  = 49...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
Joëlle Pion-Massicotte, Roger Godbout, Pierre Savard, Jean-François Roy
Portable polysomnography is often too complex and encumbering for recording sleep at home. We recorded sleep using a biometric shirt (electrocardiogram sensors, respiratory inductance plethysmography bands and an accelerometer) in 21 healthy young adults recorded in a sleep laboratory for two consecutive nights, together with standard polysomnography. Polysomnographic recordings were scored using standard methods. An algorithm was developed to classify the biometric shirt recordings into rapid eye movement sleep, non-rapid eye movement sleep and wake...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
Stacey Gunn, Sreelatha Naik, Matt Travis Bianchi, Robert Joseph Thomas
Study Objectives: Adaptive servo ventilation (ASV) devices provide anti-cyclic pressure support for treatment of central/complex sleep apnea, including in heart failure patients. Variability in responses in the clinic and negative clinical trials motivated assessment of standard and novel signal biomarkers for ASV efficacy. Methods: Multiple clinical databases were queried to assess potential signal biomarkers of ASV effectiveness, including 1) Attended laboratory adaptive ventilation titrations: 108, of which 66 had mainstream ETCO2 measurements...
February 17, 2018: Sleep
Natália da Silva Freitas Marques, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Bárbara Vieira Dos Santos, Cândido Ferreira Rodrigues Neto, José Rener Cordeiro da Silva, Karine Ketlem de Souza Braga, Kariny da Silva Uchôa, Laila Maria Silva Moraes, Leillane Cristina de Paiva Ferreira, Natanael Guimaraes Ribeiro, Savio Lima Dos Santos, Tayná Almeida da Silva, Paulo Evaristo de Andrade, Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction reflex of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus (DM) favors an increase in morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular events, and for this reason has been one of the most studied clinical entities. METHOD: An experimental study of a randomized clinical trial type was therefore proposed to analyze the hemodynamic and glycemic response after the practice of a rehabilitation program in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Taku Kinoshita, Misuzu Yahaba, Jiro Terada, Takuma Matsumura, Yoriko Sakurai, Kengo Nagashima, Seiichiro Sakao, Koichiro Tatsumi
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The WatchPAT is a wrist-worn portable device that creates integration data regarding peripheral arterial tone (PAT), oxyhemoglobin saturation, heart rate, and actigraphy to diagnose or screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy and validity of respiratory variables measured by the WatchPAT compared to those using polysomnography (PSG). However, the effects of arterial stiffness or atherosclerosis on WatchPAT parameters remain to be elucidated...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Jessica Morand, Claire Arnaud, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot
We investigated the effects of intermittent hypoxia (IH), such as that encountered in severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, on the development and severity of myocardial ischemia-related ventricular arrhythmias. Rats were exposed to 14 days of IH (30 s at 5%O 2 and 30 s at 21%O 2 , 8 h·day -1 ) or normoxia (N, similar air-air cycles) and submitted to a 30-min coronary ligature. Arterial blood pressure (BP) and ECG were recorded for power spectral analysis, ECG interval measurement and arrhythmia quantification...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Gerben Hulsegge, Nidhi Gupta, Karin I Proper, Natasja van Lobenstein, Wilhelmina IJzelenberg, David M Hallman, Andreas Holtermann, Allard J van der Beek
BACKGROUND: Imbalance in the autonomic nervous system due to a disrupted circadian rhythm may be a cause of shift work-related cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the association between shift work and cardiac autonomic activity in blue-collar workers. METHODS: The study included 665 blue-collar workers aged 18-68 years in different occupations from two Danish cohort studies. Time and frequency domain parameters of heart rate variability (HRV) were measured during sleep using the Actiheart monitor, and used as markers of cardiac autonomic function...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Rosemary S C Horne, Genevieve Shandler, Knarik Tamanyan, Aidan Weichard, Alexsandria Odoi, Sarah N Biggs, Margot J Davey, Gillian M Nixon, Lisa M Walter
BACKGROUND: Up to 50% of overweight/obese children have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to up to 6% of normal weight children. We compared cardiovascular variables between normal weight and overweight/obese children with and without OSA, and controls. METHODS: Seventy-four referred children and 24 normal weight non-snoring controls (8-18 years) were recruited. Referred children were grouped according to their obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI): OSA (>1 event/h) or primary snoring (PS ≤ 1 event/h) and whether they were normal weight (BMI z-score <1...
January 2018: Sleep Medicine
HyeYoun Park, Sohee Oh, Yumi Noh, Ju Young Kim, Jeong-Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effects of brief supportive expressive group therapy with mindfulness for cancer patients and to assess the utility of heart rate variability (HRV) as a biomarker of distress and treatment effect. METHODS: A total of 28 female patients with nonmetastatic cancer at a university hospital in South Korea received a 4-week modified group therapy for distress reduction. The BESTMIND (Brief Expression and Support Therapy with Mindfulness) program consisted of supportive-expressive group therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
Manabu Kadoya, Masafumi Kurajoh, Miki Kakutani-Hatayama, Akiko Morimoto, Akio Miyoshi, Kae Kosaka-Hamamoto, Takuhito Shoji, Yuji Moriwaki, Masaaki Inaba, Hidenori Koyama
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Improvement in sleep quality is considered to be a viable target for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. To gain insight into its underlying mechanisms, we evaluated the significance of objectively measured sleep quality in patients with regard to progression of arterial stiffness over a 3-year follow-up period. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 306 serial patients registered in the Hyogo Sleep Cardio-Autonomic Atherosclerosis (HSCAA) study...
January 31, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Khamis Mohammed Al-Hashmi, Mohammed A Al-Abri, Deepali S Jaju, Mirdavron Mukaddirov, Abdulnasir Hossen, Mohammed O Hassan, Mostafa Mesbah, Hilal Ali Al-Sabti
BACKGROUND: Earlier studies showed a short-term impairment of cardio-autonomic functions following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). There is a lack of consistency in the time of recovery from this impairment. Studies have attributed the post-CABG atrial fibrillation to preexisting obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) without an objective sleep assessment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CABG on cardio-autonomic and hemodynamic functions and on OSA indices in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Ryan C Brindle, Katherine A Duggan, Matthew R Cribbet, Christopher E Kline, Robert T Krafty, Julian F Thayer, Suresh R Mulukutla, Martica H Hall
OBJECTIVE: Exaggerated cardiovascular reactivity to acute psychological stress has been associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). However, inter-study variability in this relationship suggests the presence of moderating factors. The current study aimed to test the hypothesis that poor nocturnal sleep, defined as short total sleep time or low slow-wave sleep (SWS), would moderate the relationship between cardiovascular reactivity and IMT. METHODS: Participants (N=99, 65...
January 29, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
Dylan J Jester, Ellen K Rozek, Ryan A McKelley
OBJECTIVES: Two decades of heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback research have focused on adolescent and adult populations with a variety of symptoms and conditions at the exclusion of older adults. This study explores HRV biofeedback as a novel treatment to decrease psychiatric symptoms and improve cognitive functioning in older adults. METHODS: Participants enrolled in a three-week intervention that included six 30-min biofeedback sessions. Neuropsychological and psychiatric measures were administered before and after the intervention...
January 30, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
O Carr, K E A Saunders, A Tsanas, A C Bilderbeck, N Palmius, J R Geddes, R Foster, G M Goodwin, M De Vos
Variable mood is an important feature of psychiatric disorders. However, its measurement and relationship to objective measureas of physiology and behaviour have rarely been studied. Smart-phones facilitate continuous personalized prospective monitoring of subjective experience and behavioural and physiological signals can be measured through wearable devices. Such passive data streams allow novel estimates of diurnal variability. Phase and amplitude of diurnal rhythms were quantified using new techniques that fitted sinusoids to heart rate (HR) and acceleration signals...
January 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
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