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Heart rate variability and phantom pain in male amputees: Application of linear and nonlinear methods

Elena Sarabia Cachadiña, PhD, et al.

This research has demonstrated that people with amputation may develop heart complications. This can occur because, while a healthy heart beats with variability, in those with amputation it beats with a very small variability. It seems that having one amputation is reason enough for losing this variability. The variability of the heartbeat is a marker of health. This study has also found that there is not a relationship between phantom-limb pain and the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The medication for curing this pain must be focused on something other than the ANS.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.05.0079

Volume 50 Number 3, 2013
   Pages 449 — 454


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sarabia Cachadiña E, Granados García P, Tonon Da Luz SC, Goya Esteban R, Barquero Pérez Ó, Naranjo Orellana J, Berral de la Rosa FJ. Heart rate variability and phantom pain in male amputees: Application of linear and nonlinear methods. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(3): 449–54.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.05.0079
ResearcherID/ORCID: Elena Sarabia Cachadiña, PhD: C-6413-2013; Pablo Granados García, MSci: C-6601-2013; Rebeca Goya Esteban, MSci: C-6409-2013; Óscar Barquero Pérez, MSci: C-6425-2013; J. Naranjo Orellana, PhD: C-6544-2013; F. J. Berral de la Rosa, PhD: C-6553-2013

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