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Sympathetic skin response - correlation with the severity of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in patients with ischemic cerebral stroke

Darina Georgieva-Hristova


The sympathetic skin response (SSR) is a polysynaptic somatosympathetic multiaxonal reflex with a spinal, bulbar and suprabulbar component. From a pathogenetic point of view it is considered that the SSR changes are a result of an interruption of the efferent sympathetic pathways. The study of the correlation between the SSR parameters and the severity of the cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in patients with acute ischemic stroke is a matter of interest. The data from our research showed that the patients with severe autonomic dysfunction had a significantly more expressed SSR parameter disorders than the deviations in patients with milder autonomic dysfunctions.


sympathetic skin response, stroke, cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction

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Darina Georgieva-Hristova
Medical University of Varna

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, Second Clinic of Neurology

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