Heart rate variability analysis in patients with multiple sclerosis


Damla O., Altug C., Pinar K. K. , Alper K. , Dilek I. G. , Kadriye A.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS, vol.24, pp.64-68, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.msard.2018.06.012
  • Title of Journal : MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-68
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Heart rate variability, Autonomic dysfunction, CARDIOVASCULAR AUTONOMIC DYSFUNCTION, FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE, NERVOUS-SYSTEM, MS

Abstract

Background: Multiple sclerosis can cause cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction. It is assumed that is caused by multiple demyelinating plaques localized in the brain stem and spinal cord. Previous studies have determined this using tilt table test, heart rate responses to Valsalva maneuver and deep breathing and heart rate variability analysis with 24 h Holier monitoring. However there is not a consensus regarding the presence of the relationship between autonomic dysfunction and severity of multiple sclerosis, type of multiple sclerosis and expanded disability status scale.