Decreased nocturnal synthesis of melatonin in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Yaprak2003DecreasedNS,
  title={Decreased nocturnal synthesis of melatonin in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Mevlut Yaprak and Armağan Altun and Arzu Vardar and Meryem Aktoz and Sukran Ciftci and Gultac Ozbay},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={103-7}
}
In human beings, cardiovascular activity has a distinct circadian variation: Heart rate, blood pressure, and vascular tone decrease at night. Nocturnal cardiovascular blunting is at least partially linked to the autonomic activity and increased risk of cardiac and cerebral events. To assess whether decreased nocturnal melatonin synthesis and secretion in… CONTINUE READING