Thesis / Dissertation

Development, prevalence and treatment of blood pressure abnormalities in spinal cord injury

Min Yin Goh, Christopher O'callaghan (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Disorders of blood pressure control arise from disruption of the autonomic nervous system and result in symptomatic orthostatic hypotension and large fluctuations in blood pressure. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is used in the general population for assessment of blood pressure control and to detect episodes of hypotension. In spinal cord injury (SCI), impaired control of the sympathetic nervous system leads to orthostatic intolerance and autonomic dysreflexia. Smaller studies in restricted populations have examined ambulatory pressures in SCI and observed abnormalities in diurnal blood pressure variation in complete cervical SCI. Altered diurnal blood pressure is associated with abn..

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