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Change in heart rate variability following orthostasis relates to volume of exercise in healthy women

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Physically active individuals demonstrate increased heart rate variability (HRV) during rest compared to sedentary individuals, but the impact of different volumes of regular exercise on the HRV response to postural change is not well understood. This study investigates change in HRV following orthostasis in seventy-two young women who exercise at low (LV) or high (HV) volumes of physical activity. Supine and standing R–R intervals were analysed by time domain, frequency domain and Poincaré plot methods. All methods revealed greater change in the vagal response in the HV group, indicating that HRV following postural change is modulated by volume of exercise.

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Gilder, Michael and Ramsbottom, Roger (2008) Change in heart rate variability following orthostasis relates to volume of exercise in healthy women Autonomic Neuroscience, 143, (1-2), pp. 73-76. (doi:10.1016/j.autneu.2008.06.002). (PMID:18644748).

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Published date: 5 December 2008
Keywords: heart rate variability, poincaré plot, exercise, standing

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Local EPrints ID: 165937
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/165937
ISSN: 1566-0702
PURE UUID: 18ca21d1-3ae3-42f9-897d-a35c3f40097b

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Date deposited: 20 Oct 2010 12:38
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:26

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Author: Michael Gilder
Author: Roger Ramsbottom

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