Effect of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on a state highway patrol trooper's heart rate variability

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_59A02BCEEBFA
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Effect of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on a state highway patrol trooper's heart rate variability
Journal
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Author(s)
Riediker Michael, Herbst Margaret C., Devlin Robert B., Griggs Thomas R., Bromberg Philip A., Cascio Wayne E.
ISSN
1082-720X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
1
Pages
83-85
Language
english
Notes
SAPHIRID:46247
Abstract
BACKGROUND: On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States. By coincidence, a North Carolina highway patrol trooper was wearing an ambulatory ECG Holter monitor at this time as part of an air pollution study. METHODS: Heart rate variability parameters were analyzed: standard deviation of normal to normal beat intervals (SDNN) and percentage of interval differences >50 ms (PNN50). RESULTS: The trooper's heart rate variability changed immediately after learning about the terrorist attacks. Heart rate increased and PNN50 decreased, while SDNN increased strongly. CONCLUSIONS: These changes suggest strong emotional sympathetic stress associated with parasympathetic withdrawal in response to the news about the terrorist attack. [Authors]
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Web of science
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