About Module 3 – Examining Heart Rate Variability
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a measure of the variation in the time between individual heart beats. Rather than just relying on a resting heart rate measurement to provide an indication of a person’s heart health, HRV measures how consistent the length of time between each beat is.
HRV helps identify if a person’s heart is beating in a simple and predictable pattern, like a metronome, or in a more variable pattern. HRV is a great measure to reflect general heart health.
But, it does more than that; it also tells us about the state of a person’s autonomic nervous system, and this is the focus of this module. In this module, you will learn why HRV is important, how to measure HRV accurately and how to interpret the results you get to better facilitate a client’s rehabilitative and performance outcome