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
Volume 50 Number 3, 2013
Pages 449 — 454
Contents Vol. 50, No. 3
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.
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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