Heart rate variability measurement in epilepsy: How can we move from research to clinical practice?
Kenneth A Myers, Shobi Sivathamboo, Piero Perucca
EPILEPSIA | WILEY | Published : 2018
Our objective was to critically evaluate the literature surrounding heart rate variability (HRV) in people with epilepsy and to make recommendations as to how future research could be directed to facilitate and accelerate integration into clinical practice. We reviewed relevant HRV publications including those involving human subjects with seizures. HRV has been studied in patients with epilepsy for more than 30 years and, overall, patients with epilepsy display altered interictal HRV, suggesting a shift in autonomic balance toward sympathetic dominance. This derangement appears more severe in those with temporal lobe epilepsy and drug-resistant epilepsy. Normal diurnal variation in HRV is a..View full abstract
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Awarded by Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship (BPF) from Monash University
NHMRC Program Grant, Grant/Award Number: APP1091593; Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowship (BPF) from Monash University, Grant/Award Number: BPF18-0114; Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy; dravetCanada; The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation