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Cardiovascular Dysfunction

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

Cardiovascular dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in people with spinal cord injuries. Most people with spinal cord injuries have transient episodes of instability in blood pressure and cardiovascular responses. Immediately after spinal cord injury, major cardiovascular abnormalities occur as neurogenic shock. After attenuation of neurogenic shock, new cardiovascular problems associated with instability of blood pressure, including orthostatic hypotension and autonomic dysreflexia, occur.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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