The effect of irritable bowel syndrome on carotid intima-media thickness, pulse wave velocity, and heart rate variability

Durakoglugil M. E. , CANGA A., KOCAMAN S. A. , Akdogan R. A. , Durakoglugil T. , ERGUL E. , ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.14, no.6, pp.525-530, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2014.4952
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-530
  • Keywords: atherosclerosis, autonomic dysfunction, arterial stiffness, carotid intima-media thickness, heart rate variability, irritable bowel syndrome, NERVOUS-SYSTEM FUNCTION, ARTERIAL STIFFNESS, CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY, ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK, AORTIC STIFFNESS, ALL-CAUSE, WOMEN, DISEASE, PREDICTION, STROKE


Objective: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a subgroup of functional somatic disorders, may be associated with autonomic dysfunction (AD). Heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of autonomic dysfunction, may predict survival. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of IBS on HRV parameters, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) as surrogates of AD, subclinical atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness, respectively.