It is believed that Heart Rate Variability (HRV) will become as common as pulse, blood pressure or temperature in patient charts in the near future. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of variations in the heart rate.
It is usually calculated by analyzing the time series of beat-to-beat intervals from ECG or arterial pressure tracings. The greater the heart rate variability is the healthier the heart is.
Heart rate variability is also a tool that represents the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic (Vagus) branches of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves carry efferent (motor) signals to the heart and different signals to the brain for reflex functions.
You can think of the Parasympathetic nerves (rest and regeneration) as a braking system that slows the heart rate and this, in turn, will improve your heart rate variability score. You can think of the Sympathetic nerves (fight or flight) as the gas pedal that accelerates the heart rate and this, in turn, will lower your heart rate variability score. It is of the utmost importance to have a healthy balance between the two, as the autonomic nervous system regulates back forth between the two throughout the day.
Furthermore, our HRV testing enables finding out how your Mitochondrial is functioning and its accurate ATP production.
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