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Short-term measurement of the Pulse Rate Variability (PRV) in overweight patients with 2 type diabetes

Domuschiev Ivan *, Severeyn Erika**, Smuel Levit***

Background: The problem Pulse Rate Variability (PRV) in  type  2  diabetes  and  increased  body  mass  index  has  not  been  studied  enough. Type  2  diabetes  affects      the  peripheral  vasculature  leading  to  coronary,  cerebral  and  peripheral  vascular  disease associated with  oxidative  stress  and  inflammatory  processes.  Similarly increased body weight also changes oxidative stress  and  inflammation  that  may adversely affect diabetes disease progression.

Methods: The Heart  Rhythm  Scanner  Special  Edition  Version  1  (Biocom  Technologies,  USA)  was  used  for   PPG   (Photoplethysmography)   recording   and   PRV analysis.

Results: Our study found that  short-term  measurement  of  PRY  shows  some  statistically   significant   differences   using   multifactorial   analysis   of   type   2   diabetes with overweight and a healthy control group with normal weight. Short- term measurements of PRV can be used  as  an  alternative  method  for  HRV.  PPG-method can  be  used   as   preliminary   screening   tool   for   large   populations   with  increased  risk  of  heart  problems.  This is  because  the  PPG  method  is  simple    to use and takes much less time.