Cardiac autonomic function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: heart rate turbulence analysis


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Avsar A., Onrat E., Evcik D., Celik A., Kilit C., Gunay N. K. , ...Daha Fazla

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.11, ss.11-15, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2011.002
  • Dergi Adı: ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-15

Özet

Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic disease. The risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is high in patients with RA. 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 is to determine if HRT changes in patients with RA in comparison with the healthy controls.