Involvement of Autonomic Nervous System and its Relationship With Cranial and Cervical Spinal MRI Findings In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish), 06/26/2012
Ciftci O et al. – The results showed that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients have decreased heart rate variability and diminished parasympathetic component of autonomic nervous system compared to controls. No significant association has been found between autonomic impairment in MS and the type and duration of the disease. There has been no significant relationship between MRI findings and autonomic involvement in MS. MS patients have autonomic dysregulation against parasympathetic component, a condition which has no significant relationship with cranial and cervical spinal MRI findings.