Autonomic changes in patients with heart failure and in post-myocardial infarction patients

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A range of techniques for the assessment of autonomic tone are described. Impaired baroreflex control of heart period, measured in terms of heart rate variability or baroreflex sensitivity, is independently associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure and following acute myocardial infarction. These techniques have not yet entered routine clinical practice.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1255
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004