It is well recognized that regular physical activity may improve cardiac autonomic regulation preventing chronic non-communicable diseases. Accordingly, the assessment of cardiac autonomic regulation (CAR) with non-invasive techniques, such as RR interval Variability (V) might be of practical interest. We studied 56 soccer players (21.2 ± 4.2 years.) and 56 controls (22.2 ± 1.5 years.) and used a ranked Autonomic Nervous System Index (ANSI), resulting from the combination of multivariate statistical methodologies applied to spectral analysis derived indices from RRV. We hypothesized that ANSI would be higher in soccer players as compared to controls (p < 0.001) and that values would be greatest in defenders and midfielders, who are known to run longer distances during competitions. Conversely in the intrinsically stationary goalkeepers ANSI would be similar to controls. Our data show that it is possible to assess the overall level of autonomic performance in soccer players as compared to the general population, using a ranked composite autonomic proxy (ANSI). This approach suggests as well that CAR is better in those players who during competitions run for a greater distance. We conclude that it is possible to highlight the differences in autonomic profile due to distinct exercise routines, using ANSI, a simple ranked, composite autonomic proxy.
Streamlining analysis of RR interval variability in elite soccer players : preliminary experience with a composite indicator of cardiac autonomic regulation / D. Lucini, A. Fallanca, M. Malacarne, M. Casasco, L. Galiuto, F. Pigozzi, G. Galanti, M. Pagani. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1661-7827. - 17:6(2020 Mar 12), pp. 1844.1-1844.10.
|Titolo:||Streamlining analysis of RR interval variability in elite soccer players : preliminary experience with a composite indicator of cardiac autonomic regulation|
LUCINI, DANIELA (Primo) (Corresponding)
FALLANCA, ANGELO (Secondo)
PAGANI, MASSIMO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Autonomic nervous system; Cardiovascular regulation; Elite athletes; Endurance training; Soccer; Spectral analysis; Data Collection; Heart Rate; Humans; Athletes; Autonomic Nervous System; Exercise; Soccer|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/01 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Motorie|
|Data di pubblicazione:||12-mar-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17061844|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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