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Pulmonary Hypertension / Heart Rate Turbulence


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:58 AM

Pulmonary hypertension in systemic sclerosis determines cardiac autonomic dysfunction assessed by heart rate turbulence (HRT). HRT assessment indicates a frequent impairment of cardiac autonomic nervous system in SSc patients. Moreover, older age in these patients and especially PH are independent significant predictors of cardiac autonomic dysfunction. Bienias P. (PubMed) Int J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 19. (Also see: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Involvement)
 
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