Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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Autonomic Dysreflexia

Zahra Naderi, Abdullah Abdullah, Mohamed Taha, Abigail Masding, Zia Mehmood

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a clinical emergency characterised by an uncontrolled sympathetic response in patients with spinal cord injuries occurring at or above the level of T6. Early identification and treatment is vital in preventing significant morbidity and mortality related to hypertensive emergencies in these patients. In this case series, we aim to highlight important precipitants, initial treatment and preventative measures in the management of AD, in order to raise awareness amongst clinicians and improve patient care.

Published Date: 2020-06-17; Received Date: 2020-05-26