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Fig. 8

From: Effects of vagotomy on cardiovascular and heart rate variability alterations following chronic normobaric hypoxia in adult rabbits

Fig. 8

Power spectra of the R–R intervals of CNH rabbits (n = 6) before and after bilateral supra-nodose vagotomy. a The principal components of the power spectra of CNH rabbits before vagotomy occurred in very-low- and low- frequency bands (< 0.5 Hz) and almost no components at high frequency band (0.5–2.1 Hz). b After vagotomy, the power very-low- and low- frequency bands (< 0.6 Hz) increased. c The mean power spectrum of vagotomized animals (filled circles) showed a large increase in the power of the lower frequency bands compared to those before vagotomy (continuous line, empty circles), while the components in the 0.8 and 1.7 Hz range remained weak and appeared unaffected. Upper inset: mean power spectra of the 0.8–2.0 Hz frequency range. Lower inset: mean values, in standardized units (S.U.), of low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) and LF/HF ratio in control conditions (empty bars) and after bilateral vagotomy (filled bars). *Significantly different from than intact condition; p < 0.05. Dispersion bars: SEM. PSD: power spectral density

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