Heart rate variability remains reduced and sympathetic tone elevated after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery


DERİCİOĞLU N. , Demirci M. , CATALTEPE O., Akalan N. , SAYGI S.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, vol.22, no.9, pp.713-718, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.seizure.2013.05.007
  • Title of Journal : SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY
  • Page Numbers: pp.713-718

Abstract

Purpose: There is evidence of autonomic dysregulation in temporal lobe epilepsy. The structures removed during temporal lobectomy are important centers of central cardiovascular control; therefore surgery may conceivably alter the cardiovascular autonomic function. The effects of temporal lobectomy on autonomic cardiac control are controversial. We investigated the effects of temporal lobectomy on heart rate variability (HRV) in the early and late postoperative periods.