Corticosteroids and heart rate variability in spinal cord injury

Antonija Krstačić
2014 Cardiometry  
Introduction Spinal cord injury (SCI) is an insult to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in the cord's normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. SCI may cause loss of cardiovascular reflexes mediated by sympathetic drive due to interruption supraspinal control of spinal sympathetic motoneurons. Aim: The purpose of this study was to analyze sympathovagal balance after acute spinal cord injury demonstrated by the linear measures in time and frequent domain
more » ... d frequent domain of heart rate variability (HRV) and effect of corticosteroids on the HRV parameters.
doi:10.12710/cardiometry.2014.4.146 fatcat:4ngbegspbzfh3hnxfnsrcsqk3e