Effect of paced breathing on cardiovascular variability parameters

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Abstract

We assessed in a sample of 30 healthy subjects the changes brought about by paced breathing on cardiovascular variability (CV) signals (heart period and arterial blood pressure). In order to better interpret the results, we also measured standard ventilatory parameters, including endtidal CO2. We found that paced breathing induces a very mild hyperventilation, with no evident signs of mental stress. CV parameters did not change or changed slightly with no valuable physiological or practical implications. Hence paced breathing may be safely used to standardize noninrasive laboratory investigations on the autonomic control of the cardiovascular function.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPBME 2003 - IEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages52-53
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780379438, 9780780379435
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventIEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003, APBME 2003 - Kyoto-Osaka-Nara, Japan
Duration: Oct 20 2003Oct 22 2003

Other

OtherIEEE EMBS Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2003, APBME 2003
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto-Osaka-Nara
Period10/20/0310/22/03

Keywords

  • Baroreflex sensitivity
  • Paced breathing
  • Spectral analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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