Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 193–196

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

  • Ankit Sakhuja
  • Ankur Goyal
  • Ashok Kumar Jaryal
  • Naveet Wig
  • Madhu Vajpayee
  • Ajay Kumar
  • Kishore Kumar Deepak
RESEARCH LETTER

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 system HIV symptoms sympathetic parasympathetic heart rate blood pressure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ankit Sakhuja
    • 1
  • Ankur Goyal
    • 1
  • Ashok Kumar Jaryal
    • 2
  • Naveet Wig
    • 1
  • Madhu Vajpayee
    • 3
  • Ajay Kumar
    • 1
  • Kishore Kumar Deepak
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of MedicineAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of PhysiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Dept. of MicrobiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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