Association between oral variables and heart rate variability

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The heart rate variability is a useful method to assess cardiac autonomic modulation in patients undergoing dental procedures, because knowledge of physiological conditions provides greater security to the professional as well as the possibility of a better plan treatment to patient benefit. The aim of our study was to describe the association between cardiac autonomic control and dental variables. We consulted the databases Medline, SciELO, Lilacs and Cochrane, using the terms "autonomic", "dentistry", "heart rate variability", "cardiovascular physiology." The selected studies indicated a strong relationship between dental variables and HRV. There was an association between malocclusion, TMD, dental procedures cirugia and low HRV. Thus, they become more studies that relate to HRV in dental science, especially in clinical practice. © 2013 Santana et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Santana, M. D. R., De Souza, A. C. A., De Abreu, L. C., & Valenti, V. E. (2013, December 27). Association between oral variables and heart rate variability. International Archives of Medicine.

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