Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as Early Marker of Multiple Organ

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as Early Marker
of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
(MODS) in Septic Patients.
Pontet J., Contreras P., Curbelo A.,
Medina J., Noveri S., Bentancourt S.,
Migliaro E.R.
Departamento de Fisiología. Facultad de Medicina.
Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital Pasteur,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Organs are coupled among themselves. Uncoupling could lead to MODS. Our goal was to detect if HRV
values measured in 39 septic patients without MODS, allowed the prediction of the future development of this
syndrome. The table shows the HRV values according to posterior evolution of patients.
LF was the best predictor of MODS (ROC curves cutoff point: 18 m 2 ). This index may be an early marker of
the risk for MODS development.
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