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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2014.4952
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • 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
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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.