Heart rate variability in patients with systemic sarcoidosis


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Uslu N., Akyol A., Gorgulu S., Eren M., Ocakli B., Celik S., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.11, no.1, pp.38-42, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1542-474x.2006.00080.x
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-42
  • Keywords: sarcoidosis, HRV, cardiac involvement, AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION, MYOCARDIAL SARCOIDOSIS, CARDIAC SARCOIDOSIS, LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS, MORTALITY, INFARCTION, DISEASE, TIME
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: The identification of subjects with systemic sarcoidosis at higher risk for sudden death is an unresolved issue. An influence of the autonomic activity on the genesis of ventricular arrhythmias was postulated. Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis provides a useful method to measure autonomic activity, and is a predictor of increased risk of death in various conditions. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate HRV in patients with systemic sarcoidosis.