Heart Rate Variability

Assessing a patient’s stress using Heart Rate Variability is a key factor in promoting optimal health. The HRV test can detect early signs of the development of the pathological processes or the presence of some functional disorders, which may not be revealed by an ordinary physical examination.

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) testing is a quick electrophysiology study of the stress on your autonomic nervous system (ANS). The test evaluates heart rate variability at rest and under stress, giving an assessment of the adaptability of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the ANS. To achieve health and balance, the body needs to maintain a proper balance between the sympathetic “fight or flight” and parasympathetic “rest & digest” nervous systems, which is increasingly difficult due to the daily demands of the world.