Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by progressive, non-reversible air flow obstruction . Although the smoking is a leading factor in the development of COPD, other factors, such as environmental cannot be excluded. It is well established that in rehabilitation process next to smoking cessation, pharmacological treatment and oxygen therapy, the physical activity plays important role i.e. breathing dynamic mostly . The parameters of heart rate variability (HRV) have demonstrated strong utility in clinical practice and they honestly reflect the activity of autonomic nervous system (ANS). Furthermore, ANS is a good indicator of any disturbance of physiological or psychological homeostasis.
WHAT IS HRV?
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a useful diagnostic tool used in modern medicine to assess a variety of health conditions. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) uses a complex method using different frequencies to calculate the time or duration between each heart beat. HRV can assess a variety of physiological & pathological health factors including complications of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and identify risk of sudden cardiac death. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is strongly associated with cardiac arrhythmias. Sudden cardiac death from ventricular arrhythmia accounts for nearly 500,000 deaths each year in the US alone. HRV is also used for other diseases such as non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, heart failure, & unexplained causes of syncope. Low HRV can also be present in other diseases such as diabetes and neurological disorders.
Which Patterns Matter? Monitoring your HRV can help you reach peak productivity, manage stress, and fine-tune your training regimen. A single nightly HRV reading can show you: A higher HRV score that reflects a rest day, cool bedroom, or “mindful” low/moderate intensity activities such as hiking or yoga A lower HRV score that results from dehydration, alcohol, late meal or exercise, illness, a high-intensity workout, acute stress, or a hot bedroom