Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2004     Volumen 29     Number 4
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UDK: 616.12-008.331.1-06
ISSN 0350-2899, 29(2004) 4 p.238-241
Original paper

The Effect of Heart Rate on the Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
in Patients with Arterial Hypertension

Suzana Milutinović (1), Milan Pavlović (2), Miloje Tomašević (2), Svetlana Apostolović (2),
Sonja Šalinger-Martinović (2), Aleksandra Bogdanović (1)

(1) The Family Ambulance VARNAVA, Niš,
(2) The Clinic for Cardiovascular Deceases, The Clinic Centre Niš

The left ventricular diastolic function depends on numerous physiological factors: age, gender, body mass, heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, left ventricular mass. There are many diseases influencing the diastolic function, including arterial hypertension. The aim of the research was to analyze the influence of heart rate on the left ventricular diastolic function in patients with arterial hypertension. Pulsed Doppler echocardiography is a method used for the estimation of the diastolic function. The research included a group of 93 patients with arterial hypertension: 47 (50,53%) male and 46 (49,47%) female. The quotient of the linear correlation has shown that heart rate has statistically significant influence on two diastolic function parameters: IVRT (p<0,005) and DT (p<0,005). Statistically significant correlation between heart rate and E/A ratio was not found.

Key words: heart rate, left ventricular diastolic function, arterial hypertension, pulsed Doppler echocardiography.

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian
  Corresponding Address:
Suzana Milutinović
Porodični dispanzer Varnava
Josifa Pančića 11, 18000 Niš, Serbia and Montenegro
e-mail: varnava@eunet.yu

Paper received: 20.10.2004
Paper accepted: 17.11.2004
Published online: 20.1.2005
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