A New Cardiac Autonomic Function Predictor (Heart Rate Turbulence) in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis


Onrat E., Demirdal S., Dursun H., Cakir T., Kilit C., Avsar A., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.196-200, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjr.2010.28
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.196-200

Özet

Objective: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic disease. The risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is high in patients with AS. Heart rate turbulence (HRT) expresses ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia and has been considered to reflect cardiac autonomic activity. It has been shown that HRT is an independent and powerful predictor of mortality. The aim of this study was to determine HRT changes in patients with AS in comparison with healthy controls.