The Peculiarities of Heart Rate Variability in Student Athletes

Andrew K. Martusevich, Ivan V. Bocharin, Natalia A. Ronzhina, Solomon A. Apoyan, Levon R. Dilenyan, Maxim S. Gurjanov

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2021;11(2):169-172.
DOI: 10.21103/Article11(2)_OA9
Originally published June 5, 2021


The aim of this research was to study the peculiarities of heart rate variability (HRV) and microcirculation in students, depending on their sport specialization.
Methods and Results: Our study included the results of a survey of 96 students from 18 to 21 years of age who were the members of the national teams of their universities in athletics (n=49) and floorball (n=47). For ECG registration and analysis of hemodynamic findings, including those characterizing the HRV, we used the “Medical Soft” sports testing system (“MS FIT Pro”). For monitoring, we used the standard hemodynamic patterns (blood pressure, HR, stroke volume, cardiac output, and others), statistical and spectral indicators of the HRV, as well as an integral criterion of the state of microcirculation. The studied HRV parameters in most students generally were within the age range. At the same time, track and field athletes have large adaptive resources and, consequently, a more optimal level of myocardial fitness, in comparison with floorball players.
Conclusion: The orientation of sports training among students affects heart condition.

heart rate variability • athletes • students • hemodynamics

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