|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1920217||1535819||2016||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We examine heart rate variability in functional movement disorders (FMD) patients.
• Time and frequency HRV measures were assessed in FMD patients and healthy controls.
• FMD patients exhibit reduced resting vagal tone compared to healthy controls.
• Decreased vagal tone may reflect increased stress vulnerability in FMD patients.
IntroductionThe autonomic nervous system plays an integral role in the maintenance of homeostasis during times of stress. The functioning of the autonomic nervous system in patients with functional movement disorders (FMD) is of particular interest given the hypothesis that converted psychological stress plays a critical role in FMD disease pathogenesis. We sought to investigate autonomic nervous system activity in FMD patients by examining heart rate variability (HRV), a quantitative marker of autonomic function.Methods35 clinically definite FMD patients and 38 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were hospitalized overnight for continuous electrocardiogram recording. Standard time and frequency domain measures of HRV were calculated in the awake and asleep stages. All participants underwent a thorough neuropsychological battery, including the Hamilton Anxiety and Depression scales and the Beck Depression Inventory.ResultsCompared to controls, patients with FMD exhibited decreased root mean square of successive differences between adjacent NN intervals (RMSSD) (p = 0.02), a marker of parasympathetic activity, as well as increased mean heart rate (p = 0.03). These measures did not correlate with the depression and anxiety scores included in our assessment as potential covariates.ConclusionIn this exploratory study, patients with FMD showed evidence of impaired resting state vagal tone, as demonstrated by reduced RMSSD. This decreased vagal tone may reflect increased stress vulnerability in patients with FMD.
Journal: Parkinsonism & Related Disorders - Volume 30, September 2016, Pages 18–22