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Prediabetes and blood pressure effects on heart rate variability, QT-interval duration, and left ventricular hypertrophy in overweight-obese adolescents

By October 1, 2011September 24th, 2020No Comments

LINK TO RESEARCH
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21930028/

PUBLICATION
The Journal of Pediatric Nursing

AUTHORS
Shirleatha Lee 1 ,
Patricia Ann Cowan,
Glenn T Wetzel,
Pedro Velasquez-Mieyer

ABSTRACT
This ancillary, descriptive correlational study examined the effect of
glucose regulation, blood pressure (BP), and their combined effects on
cardiac autonomic function in 128 overweight-obese 11-18-year-olds.
Measures included body mass index, resting BP, fasting glucose, glucose
tolerance, and cardiac autonomic function (heart rate variability, QT, and
Cornell voltage). After adjusting for age and gender, multivariate analysis
of covariance revealed no differences in cardiac autonomic measures based
on glucose regulation (p = .319), BP (p = .286), or the interaction between
glucose regulation and BP (p = .132). The additive effect of prediabetes
and elevated BP did not impact cardiac autonomic function in
overweight-obese youth.

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