Heart Rate Variability Modifications after Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in Young Patients
Received Date: Apr 04, 2017 / Accepted Date: Jun 27, 2017 / Published Date: Jul 03, 2017
Objective: The aim of study was to evaluate the heart rate variability (HRV) changes in children operated on for congenital heart disease (CHD), and specifically in those who had an atriotomy, comparing them to a control group.
Methods and results: HRV was measured in 54 young children (28 male/26 female) who underwent surgery for CHD, as well as in 51 children in a control group. The low-/high-frequency ratio was the only significantly increased parameter (1.8 +/– 1.39 versus 1.25 +/– 0.88; p=0.01) in the group of children operated on. We also studied the effect of an atriotomy on HRV. There was no statistically significant difference in this group.
Conclusion: HRV is decreased in children after surgery for CHD compared to the control group, but atriotomy does not seem to play a direct role in this modification.
Keywords: Heart rate variability; Congenital heart disease; Heart surgery
Citation: Hami K, Corcia MCG (2017) Heart Rate Variability Modifications after Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease in Young Patients. Evid Based Med Pract 3: 113. Doi: 10.4172/2471-9919.1000113
Copyright: © 2017 Hami K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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