Diminished respiratory sinus arrhythmia in asphyxiated term infants

Michael Y. Divon, Heidi Winkler, Sze Ya Yeh, Lawrence D. Platt, Oded Langer, Irwin R. Merkatz

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Abstract

Spectral analysis techniques were used to quantitate the association between respiration and heart rate variability in eight healthy and eight asphyxiated infants born at term gestation. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia was demonstrated in all healthy infants. This arrhythmia was significantly diminished in asphyxiated newborn infants. We conclude that newborn infants with low Apgar scores have a reduced respiratory sinus arrhythmia and that this reduction could account for the loss of short-term heart rate variability commonly associated with asphyxia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1263-1266
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume155
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Heart Rate
Newborn Infant
Apgar Score
Asphyxia
Respiratory Rate
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Pregnancy
Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

Keywords

  • heart rate variability
  • Perinatal asphyxia
  • respiratory sinus arrhythmia

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Diminished respiratory sinus arrhythmia in asphyxiated term infants. / Divon, Michael Y.; Winkler, Heidi; Yeh, Sze Ya; Platt, Lawrence D.; Langer, Oded; Merkatz, Irwin R.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 155, No. 6, 1986, p. 1263-1266.

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Divon, Michael Y. ; Winkler, Heidi ; Yeh, Sze Ya ; Platt, Lawrence D. ; Langer, Oded ; Merkatz, Irwin R. / Diminished respiratory sinus arrhythmia in asphyxiated term infants. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1986 ; Vol. 155, No. 6. pp. 1263-1266.
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