Autonomic dysreflexia: an important cardiovascular complication in spinal cord injury patients.

@article{Gunduz2012AutonomicDA,
  title={Autonomic dysreflexia: an important cardiovascular complication in spinal cord injury patients.},
  author={Huseyin Ozgur Gunduz and Duygu Fidan Binak},
  journal={Cardiology journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={215-9}
}
Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a life-threatening complication of spinal cord injury (SCI) at T6 or above that results in an uncontrolled sympathetic discharge in response to noxious stimuli. It is a symptom complex characterized by a lethal rise in blood pressure with dangerous consequences. Autonomic dysreflexia is often secondary to urological, gastrointestinal, or gynecological problems or manipulations. Early recognition and prompt treatment of AD is vital to prevent complications… CONTINUE READING

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