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