HRV and Alterations in the Vegetative Nervous System

  • Gernot Ernst
Chapter

Abstract

Heart rate variability is often discussed synonymously with imbalance within the autonomous system. HRV has been seen not only as an indicator for probable disturbances in the autonomous system. In a significant number of publications, it is even regarded as proof for ANS dysfunction without other kind of evidence (e.g., in Mazzeo et al. 2011). In this chapter I intend to review this hypothesis.

Keywords

Respiration Noradrenaline Acetylcholine Propranolol Atropine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gernot Ernst
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  1. 1.Kongsberg HospitalKongsbergNorway

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