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Title: Are baroreflex events detected by invasive and non-invasive techniques coincident?
Authors: Smith, SM
Potter, JF
Samani, NJ
Sammons, EL
Rathbone, WE
Bentley, S
Panerai, RB
First Published: Jul-2008
Citation: CLIN PHYSIOL FUNCT IMAGING, 2008, 28 (4), pp. 262-269
Abstract: Cardiac baroreceptor sensitivity, a prognostic indicator for a range of diseases, such as myocardial infarction and stroke, may be estimated from spontaneous fluctuations of arterial blood pressure (BP) and heart rate using sequence analysis. We tested the hypothesis that BP values recorded with the non-invasive Finapres device do not always produce sequences coincident with sequences detected from central BP measurements. Finapres recordings of resting BP in the finger, ascending aorta (Millar catheter-tip transducer) and ECG were obtained from 34 patients undergoing coronary angioplasty, including 24 patients treated with betablockers. Coincidence of baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) sequences was expressed by the sensitivity of the Finapres to detect a simultaneously occurring sequence in aortic pressure. The influence of different criteria to detect and accept sequences from beat-to-beat values of systolic BP (SBP) and cardiac interval (RRi) on the Finapres sensitivity was also assessed. The Finapres was able to detect 70.7% of all three beat intra-arterial sequences when the selection criteria was based on the correlation coefficient between SBP and RRi (>0.85), but decreased to 27.5% when the P-value of the linear regression was limited to 0.05. Changing the thresholds for minimum changes in SBP and RRi also had significant effects on sensitivity, as well as in the corresponding values of BRS. Significant differences in BRS were obtained between invasive and non-invasive estimates, but there was no difference between non-invasive estimates calculated from coincident and non-coincident sequences. Non-invasive, compared with intra-arterial estimates of BRS by sequence analysis are not influenced by coincidence of sequences if acceptance of sequences is based on the correlation coefficient criteria (>0.85).
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2008.00803.x
ISSN: 1475-0961
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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