Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 193–196

Heart rate variability and autonomic function tests in HIV positive individuals in India

Authors

  • Ankit Sakhuja
    • Dept. of MedicineAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Ankur Goyal
    • Dept. of MedicineAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Ashok Kumar Jaryal
    • Dept. of PhysiologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
    • Dept. of MedicineAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Madhu Vajpayee
    • Dept. of MicrobiologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Ajay Kumar
    • Dept. of MedicineAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Kishore Kumar Deepak
    • Dept. of PhysiologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciences
RESEARCH LETTER

DOI: 10.1007/s10286-007-0412-5

Cite this article as:
Sakhuja, A., Goyal, A., Jaryal, A. et al. Clin Auton Res (2007) 17: 193. doi:10.1007/s10286-007-0412-5

Abstract

Supine heart rate variability (HRV) and autonomic tests were carried to determine whether autonomic activity was affected in HIV positive patients. The pressor response following handgrip and cold pressor test was blunted in HIV+ patients, and the degree of dysfunction correlated with CD4 cell counts. The extent of autonomic impairment was mild and subclinical.

Keywords

autonomic nervous systemHIVsymptomssympatheticparasympatheticheart rateblood pressure

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