Heart rate variability in children with acute rheumatic fever.


OBJECTIVE Acute rheumatic fever is a systemic inflammatory disease occurring after acute streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis. The PR prolongation in these patients is thought to be due to increased vagal activity. There has been no previous study investigating the autonomic balance in patients with acute rheumatic fever. In this study, we aimed to investigate… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1047951111001429