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Table 6 Changing of patient’s characteristics: comparison of Holter ECG before and after dietary intervention

From: Dietary intervention with a specific micronutrient combination for the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias: the impact on insulin resistance and left ventricular function

  Verum (n = 29) x ± SD Placebo (n = 25) x ± SD
Baseline Week 6 Diff Baseline Week 6 Diff
VPBs > 500/24 h 2486 ± 2133 2316 ± 3232 − 170 ± 2469 5717 ± 7662 2649 ± 3287 − 3068 ± 5259##
SV tachycardia (hr > 100/min) 37.3 ± 66.1 23.7 ± 46.0 − 13.6 ± 67.4 52.2 ± 67.3 39.9 ± 103.8 − 12.4 ± 96.9
SVPBs > 200/24 h 2000 ± 1874 2204 ± 1474 204 ± 1541 1025 ± 406 585 ± 786 − 440 ± 427
SVPBs < 200/24 h with symptoms 20.5 ± 32.9 21.3 ± 46.9 0.85 ± 55.83 39.2 ± 36.4* 107.7 ± 298.0 68.6 ± 269.7
Heart rate (bpm) 71.4 ± 12.5 68.4 ± 10.8 − 3.0 ± 7.9# 72.9 ± 12.7 70.3 ± 13.2 −2.6 ± 9.3
  1. Abbreviations: VPBs ventricular premature beats, SV supraventricular, SVPBs supraventricular premature beats
  2. #p < 0.05 within the group, ##p < 0.01 within the group, *p < 0.05 between the groups