Heart Rate Variability: The Most Reliable Indicator of NAD

Image of: HRV measurement and EKGTo understand why heart rate variability (HRV) is incredibly useful for preventing disease and early mortality, it’s important to know exactly what HRV and Nonspecific Adaptation Deficit (NAD) are.  If you’re a medical professional, you may already know what each of these are and the connection they have to one another.  However, if you’re new to health monitoring or exploring new services for your private practice or medical center, HRV and NAD are worth exploring

What is Heart Rate Variability?

There’s no secret to the basic concept of HRV.  It’s simply the variation of heart beat intervals and the measurement of the succession of these variations.  Modern health monitoring equipment like the critical care test is used to produce a comprehensive and user-friendly output of information received.  Other testing like ECG (most widely known), ballistocardiograms and photoplethysmographs also measure variation of heartbeat intervals; however, their output is becoming increasingly antiquated.

When clinicians, registered nurses and medical doctors have information provided by advanced heart rate variability tests, they can track patient health better.  They can also target health risks that patients face.  This forecasting of imminent and more future-based health risks ties in with Nonspecific Adaptation Deficit (NAD).

What is NAD?

The most basic definition of NAD is: the body’s inability to adapt to changes.

So, what does this mean exactly and how can heart rate variability measure someone’s decreased ability to appropriately adapt to change?

Every day at every moment our body is experiencing changes of microscopic proportions that we’re never fully aware of.  At the core of these changes is the autonomic nervous system and its two parts – the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.  When each are in balance with one another, changes can occur within the body and the body can respond appropriately.  However, when autonomic balance is lacking, NAD is referred to.

Because knowledge of heart rate variability correlates to operations within the autonomic nervous system, health factors that are causing improper response to changes can be targeted.  And with modern healthcare, when they are targeted they can be fixed.

To obtain accurate heart rate variability measurements that benefit you and your patients, contact us today to learn more about our critical care test.  Free demonstrations and information packets are available.

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