Evaluation of various cardiac autonomic indices in patients with familial Mediterranean fever on colchicine treatment

CANPOLAT U., Dural M., Aytemir K., AKDOĞAN A., Kaya E. B., Sahiner L., ...More

AUTONOMIC NEUROSCIENCE-BASIC & CLINICAL, vol.167, pp.70-74, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 167
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.autneu.2011.11.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-74
  • Keywords: Familial Mediterranean fever, Heart rate recovery, Heart rate variability, Heart rate turbulance, QT dispersion, HEART-RATE RECOVERY, QT DISPERSION, RATE TURBULENCE, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, PREDICTOR, EXERCISE, MORTALITY, DYSFUNCTION, INTERVAL, PROFILE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by sporadic, acute attacks of fever and serositis. Cardiovascular involvement is one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among FMF patients. Herein, we aimed to evaluate cardiac autonomic functions in FMF patients without overt cardiac symptoms.