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Interpreting Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Results

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The interpretation algorithm presented in this chapter only assesses the patient’s ANS. It has no “knowledge” of the patient or patient history. It assumes an otherwise healthy individual. While multiple ANS symptoms may be demonstrated simultaneously, they must all must be considered together and together with the patient’s history in mind. The software can diagnose the ANS, but not the ANS in light of the patient’s history. This is where the physician’s experience and knowledge of the specific patient history, physical examination, laboratory data, and other pertinent diagnostic tests are needed. The report from many physicians is that the software only highlights autonomic dysfunction. The true interpretation comes when these highlights are applied to the specific patient history, etc. Only then are appropriate therapy plans developed and is the physician ready to speak with the patient.

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  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Valsalva Maneuver
  • Parasympathetic Activity
  • Ectopic Beat
  • Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy

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Colombo, J., Arora, R., DePace, N.L., Vinik, A.I. (2015). Interpreting Parasympathetic and Sympathetic Results. In: Clinical Autonomic Dysfunction. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07371-2_7

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