Journal article

Resting Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability in the Year Following Acute Coronary Syndrome: How Do Women Fare?

Anna J Scovelle, Brian Oldenburg, C Barr Taylor, David L Hare, Emma E Thomas, Samia R Toukhsati, John Oldroyd, Josephine D Russell, Adrienne O'Neil

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Women experience poorer health outcomes following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) have emerged as sensitive and cost-effective markers of autonomic function and prognostic risk factors of poor cardiac outcomes. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether sex-specific differences existed across HR and five parameters of HRV, at 1 and 12 months following ACS diagnosis. METHODS: Between January 2013 and June 2014, a sample of 416 ACS patients was enrolled in the Anxiety Depression & Heart Rate Variability in cardiac patients: Evaluating the impact of Negative emotions on functioning after Twenty four months (ADVENT) longitu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from the Heart Foundation, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The ADVENT study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (APP1021294). AJS is supported by a Postgraduate Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (#1191061) and the Australian Government RTP Scheme. AO is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (#101160) from the Heart Foundation, Australia.