Reduced cardiac parasympathetic activity in children with autism.

  title={Reduced cardiac parasympathetic activity in children with autism.},
  author={X. T. Ming and Peter O O Julu and Michael B Brimacombe and Susan Scholle Connor and Mary L Daniels},
  journal={Brain & development},
  volume={27 7},
Many of the clinical symptoms of autism suggest autonomic dysfunction. The aim of this study was to measure baseline cardiovascular autonomic function in children with autism using the NeuroScope, a device that can measure this brainstem function in real-time. Resting cardiac vagal tone (CVT), cardiac sensitivity to baroreflex (CSB), mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart rate (HR) were recorded in three different groups of… CONTINUE READING
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