The impact of major depression on heart rate variability and endothelial dysfunction in patients with stable coronary artery disease


Sunbul E. A. , SÜNBÜL M. , Gulec H.

GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY, cilt.44, ss.4-9, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Depression is an independent risk factor in cardiovascular diseases. Changes in the cardiac autonomic functions and pro-inflammatory processes are potential biological factors. Endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of major depression on heart rate variability and endothelial dysfunction in patients with stable CAD.