2020, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Autonomic function in hypertensive patients and their relation to BMI
Author(s): Amrith Pakkala and V Sampath
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) has emerged as a practical, non-invasive tool to quantitatively investigate cardiac autonomic dysregulation. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes mellitus are known to be associated with dysregulation of autonomic functions independently. The present study was undertaken to ascertain whether obesity has any effect on further disruption of autonomic functions particularly in hypertensive patients. HRV was determined in 32 obese and 32 non-obese age and sex matched hypertensive patients. One minute HRV was analyzed during deep breathing both in test group and control group. HRV was significantly decreased in obese hypertensive patients than non-obese hypertensive patients. Our present study supports that obesity and hypertension probably has additive effect in causing autonomic dysregulation.
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Amrith Pakkala, V Sampath. Autonomic function in hypertensive patients and their relation to BMI. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(1):58-61.