Analysis of tissue Doppler parameters and 24-hour heart rate variations in children with newly diagnosed untreated idiopathic epilepsy in interictal period

TOSUN Ö. , Karatoprak E.

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, cilt.90, ss.11-14, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 90
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.10.039
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-14


Introduction: Cardiac mortality has increased in patients with epilepsy. Although majority of cardiac autonomic and ventricular function abnormalities were detected in ictal and postictal period, interictal epileptogenic activity may induce the autonomic imbalance as well. In our study, we aimed to investigate the interictal, subclinical cardiac changes in terms of cardiac autonomic balance via 24-hour Holter electrocardiography (ECG) and ventricular functions by tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDI) in children with newly diagnosed untreated idiopathic epilepsy.