The effects of growth hormone therapy on heart rate variability in adults with growth hormone deficiency


Unluhizarci K. , Eryol N. K. , Tanriverdi F. , Colak R., Topsakal R. , Ozdogru I., ...More

CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, vol.63, no.7, pp.421-429, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0011-393x(02)80048-0
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-429

Abstract

Background. Growth hormone (GH) deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Abnormalities in heart rate variability (HRV) (such as decreased cardiac sympathetic activity), which is a marker of cardiac autonomic tone, have been found in patients with GH deficiency.