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Heart rate dynamics in temporal lobe epilepsy-A long-term follow-up study.
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PMID:  21093218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The aim of the present study was to prospectively evaluate long-term changes in interictal heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). A 24-h ECG was recorded at baseline and after a mean follow-up of 6.1 years in 18 patients with refractory TLE and 18 patients with well-controlled TLE. After the follow-up, the Poincaré components SD(1) (p=0.039) and SD(2) (p=0.001) were decreased in patients with refractory TLE compared to baseline, whereas in patients with well-controlled TLE no changes (p>0.05) in HR variability were observed. The reduction in HRV seems to be progressive in patients with chronic refractory TLE with recurrent seizures.
Eija Suorsa; Juha T Korpelainen; Hanna Ansakorpi; Heikki V Huikuri; Ville Suorsa; Vilho V Myllylä; Jouko I T Isojärvi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy research     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1872-6844     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703089     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Res     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.
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