Age and duration related changes in muscle sympathetic nerve activity in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Shindo2003AgeAD,
  title={Age and duration related changes in muscle sympathetic nerve activity in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Kuniaki Shindo and Hirohisa Watanabe and Haruyuki Tanaka and Kenji Ohashi and Tatsuo Nagasaka and Shin-ichi Tsunoda and Zenji Shiozawa},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 10},
  pages={1407-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To clarify the characteristics of sympathetic vasomotor function in Parkinson's disease by sympathetic neurographic analysis. METHODS Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) was recorded using a microneurographic technique at rest and during head up tilt in 18 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and 21 healthy controls. RESULTS Heart rate and blood pressure at rest did not differ between index and control subjects. The increase in these variables and MSNA in response to… CONTINUE READING