Methodological Issues

  • Gernot Ernst
Chapter

Abstract

Outline: In this chapter we provide information about different ways to process heart rate variability indices. We explain their mathematical background, provide their algorithms, and discuss their general relevance. In the second part we discuss standard test demands like validity and reliability. In the third part we discuss different physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmacological confounding factors that may have an impact on HRV calculations.

Keywords

Placebo Depression Respiration Morphine Angiotensin 

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