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Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Testing

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This chapter begins the rest of the book, in that it turns the readers’ attention from the theoretical and developmental issues behind P&S monitoring and begins the focus of applying P&S monitoring clinically. It is a general overview of the additional information that is available from P&S monitoring and Autonomic Assessment. In this chapter, we describe the data that are collected, what clinical reporting is produced, and how to utilize and interpret the reports. Again, within the theme of an overview, orienting the reader to what will come, these are general interpretation guidelines, the specifics, including disease-specific applications, will come later. Included in this chapter is how P&S monitoring may be synergistic with other tests. In general, two questions are asked: are the sympathetics managed, and are the parasympathetics balanced, relative to the sympathetics, to promote health and minimize risk? The chapter starts with a general answer to the inevitable “So what?” response, which is more specifically answered throughout the remainder of the book in relation to specific diseases.

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  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Therapy Option
  • Ectopic Beat
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Ancillary Test

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Colombo, J., Arora, R., DePace, N.L., Vinik, A.I. (2015). Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Testing. In: Clinical Autonomic Dysfunction. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07371-2_6

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