The assessment of cardiac autonomic functions in adolescents with a family history of premature atherosclerosis


DURSUN H., Kilicaslan B., Aydin M.

CLINICS, vol.69, no.12, pp.823-827, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.6061/clinics/2014(12)06
  • Journal Name: CLINICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.823-827
  • Keywords: Autonomic Dysfunction, Adolescent, Atherosclerosis, HEART-RATE-VARIABILITY, BONE-MARROW, MODULATION, CHILDREN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Subclinical atherosclerosis has been recently detected in adolescents with a family history of premature atherosclerosis. However, no studies in the literature have assessed the cardiac autonomic functions of these adolescents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardiac autonomic functions of adolescents with a family history of premature atherosclerosis compared with those of age-and gender-matched adolescents without a family history of atherosclerosis.