The influence of circadian variations on echocardiographic parameters in healthy people.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Our aim was to investigate whether diastolic functions, myocardial velocities and pulmonary vein flow show diurnal variation within a 24-hour day. METHOD AND RESULTS Fourty-four healthy subjects with no history of cardiovascular or systemic diseases (32 males, 12 females; mean age 34.7 ± 8.7 years, mean BMI: 25.5 ± 3.5 kg/m(2)) were enrolled in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01411.x

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