Cardiovascular concerns in spinal cord injury

  title={Cardiovascular concerns in spinal cord injury},
  author={Jenny B Kiratli},
Myers J, Lee M, Kiratli J: Cardiovascular disease in spinal cord injury: an overview of prevalence, risk, evaluation, and management. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2007;86:000–000. Cardiovascular disease is a growing concern for the spinal cord–injured (SCI) population. For long-term SCI, morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular causes now exceeds that caused by renal and pulmonary conditions, the primary causes of mortality in previous decades. Although risk estimates commonly used for ambulatory… CONTINUE READING


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