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Measures of Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2161-0460

Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism
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Research Article

Measures of Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease

Fabiano Henrique Rodrigues Soares1*, Gleidson Mendes REBOUÇAS1, Polyana Figueiredo Fernandes Lopes1, Thiago Renee Felipe2, JOÃO Carlos Lopes Bezerra2, Nailton JOSÉ BRANDÃO de Albuquerque Filho3and Humberto Jefferson de Medeiros3


1Centro Universitário do Rio Grande do Norte-UNI-RN, Brazil

2Universidade Potiguar- UNP, Brazil

3Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte -UERN, Brazil

Corresponding Author:
Fabiano Henrique Rodrigues Soares
Centro Universitário do Rio Grande do Norte
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Received date: August 19, 2013; Accepted date: November 19, 2013; Published date: November 22, 2013

Citation: Soares FHR, REBOUÇAS GM, Lopes PFF, Felipe TR, Bezerra JCL, et al. (2013) Measures of Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism 3:130. doi:10.4172/2161-0460.1000130

Copyright: © 2013 Soares FHR, 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.


The aim of this study was to verify measures of heart rate variability in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Seventy two male participants volunteered for the study, 36 with diagnosed Parkinson’s disease and 36 asymptomatic individuals. We conducted ambulatory recordings of 10 minutes in orthostatic position after five minutes of rest. Data was collected with POLAR RS800CX cardiac monitor and then analyzed by Kubios HRV 2.0 software to obtain measures of time and frequency domains. We found reductions in most part of collected indexes without correlation with disease duration or drugs dosage. The reductions of collected indexes reinforce the idea that Parkinson’s disease alters the autonomic nervous system modulation.