Cardiac repolarization abnormalities and increased, sympathetic activity in scleroderma


Ciftci O., Onat A. M. , Yavuz B., Akdogan A., Aytemir K., Tokgozoglu L., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.99, no.3, pp.232-237, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-237

Abstract

Background: Cardiac involvement in scleroderma is a poor prognostic sign and is usually underdiagnosed, particularly in asymptomatic patient. This paper focuses on QT dynamicity and heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with scleroderma and controls in an attempt to investigate the cardiac autonomic system and ventricular repolorization.