Heart Rate Stability and Decreased Parasympathetic Heart Rate Variability in Health Young Adults during Perceived Stress

S. Vafaeiafraz, Slade Matthews, Craig McLachlan, Herbert Jelinek

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Abstract

We report in healthy and fit university students that stressful university examination conditions are associated with depressed parasympathetic activity (as reflected in heart rate variability (HRV) parameters). We discuss these findings and possible theoretical reasons for why a perceived stressful situation may impart HRV changes but not changes in mean heart rate (HR).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume156
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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