Findings of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and heart rate variability in patients with Behcet's disease

Am J Cardiol. 2003 Sep 1;92(5):646-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(03)00747-1.

Abstract

Although we found lack of a decrease in nocturnal blood pressure, impaired heart rate variability, and diastolic dysfunction in patients with Behcet's disease, we could not demonstrate whether or not this finding has a prognostic value in patients with this disease.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Autonomic Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Chronobiology Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Chronobiology Disorders / etiology*
  • Chronobiology Disorders / physiopathology
  • Diastole
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
  • Female
  • Heart Rate*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / diagnosis*
  • Hypertension / etiology*
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Systole
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology*
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / physiopathology