mean NN

ms

Mean of normaltonormal (NN) intervals

SDNN

ms

Standard deviation of NN intervals; an estimate of overall HRV

SDSD

ms

Standard deviation of differences between adjacent NN intervals; an estimate of shortterm HRV; associated with parasympathetic activity

RMSSD

ms

Square root of the mean of the sum of the squares of differences between adjacent NN intervals; an estimate of shortterm HRV; associated with parasympathetic activity

pNN50

%

Number of pairs of adjacent NN intervals differing by more than 50 ms divided by the total number of all NN intervals

 
Nonlinear measures

SD1

ms

Standard deviation of the Poincaré plot perpendicular to the lineofidentity; the shortest diameter of the fitted ellipse; an estimate of shortterm HRV; associated with parasympathetic activity

SD2

ms

Standard deviation of the Poincaré plot along the lineofidentity; the longest diameter of the fitted ellipse; an estimate of longterm HRV; associated with sympathetic activity

SD1/SD2



Ratio of SD1 to SD2; describes the ratio of shortterm to longterm HRV; describes the relationship between parasympathetic and sympathetic activity

 
Frequencydomain measures

LF

ms^{2}

Power in low frequency range (0.040.15 Hz); estimate of longterm HRV; reflects both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity

nLF

n.u.

Normalized power of LF; LF/(LF+HF)x100; estimate of longterm HRV; reflects both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity

HF

ms^{2}

Power in high frequency range (0.150.4 Hz); estimate of shortterm HRV; reflects parasympathetic (vagal) activity

nHF

n.u.

Normalized power of HF; HF/(LF+HF)x100; estimate of shortterm HRV; reflects parasympathetic activity

LF/HF



Ratio between LF and HF range powers; describes the relationship between sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, i.e. sympathovagal balance
