History of heart rate variability.- Linear, Nonlinear and Complex systems.- The autonomic nervous system.- Methodological issues.- HRV and alterations in the vegetative nervous system.- Pathophysiological and Systems Biology considerations.- General Mortality.- Cardiology.- Perioperative care.- Intensive Care and Trauma.- Neurologic disorders.- Pain.- HRV in oncology and palliative medicine.- Psychiatry.- Diabetes.- Other Studies.- Conclusion.
This book not only discusses clinical applications, but also links HRV to systems biology and theories of complexity. This publication should be interesting for several groups of clinicians and scientists, including cardiologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists and physiologists. Heart Rate Variability is in principle easy and cheap, making it interesting for all kind of hospitals and private practice. The book will be an example of using translational medicine (bench to bedside) where newest theoretical results are linked to newest clinical research.
Describes the many causes of heart rate variability
Discusses clinical applications of heart rate variability to systems biology and theories of complexity
Details the bench to bedside approach to understanding heart rate variability