What is it about?
Our autonomic nervous system adapts the activity of our heart so that we can perform different efforts such as climbing stairs or running. But this adaptability changes with age and is slightly different for men and women. This work shows how cardiac activity varies with age and sex. The range of ages studied is the widest analyzed so far.
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Why is it important?
Our finding is useful in clinical medicine and in all disciplines related to physical activity. More fundamentally, it allows us to understand how living organisms evolved to adapt to their environment.
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This page is a summary of: The effect of age on the heart rate variability of healthy subjects, PLoS ONE, October 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255894.
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