Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD): A Serious, Rather Underestimated Condition

Workshop 6

Workshop Schedule

10:00

Pierre Manuel Denys

10:15

Giulio Del Popolo

10:25

Charalampos Konstantinidis

10:35

Christina-Anastasia Rapidi

10:50

All

Aims & Objectives

Intermediate
60 minutes
Rehabilitation
Clinical
Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) Spinal Cord Lesion (SCL) Blood Pressure
Urology, Conservative Management
Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a common complication among patients with Spinal Cord Lesion (SCL) located above T6 level. Various stimuli below the spinal cord lesion may initiate the onset of AD. In most cases, the phenomenon subsides after the removal of the initial stimuli but sometimes is rapidly reactivated and progressive overexpressed causing uncontrolled blood hypertension with the severe danger of stroke or other cardiovascular accidents (CVAs). The establishment of adequate awareness among the health care providers and the individuals with SCL is our main goal which may occur by the deep understanding of the pathophysiology of AD. The proper prevention and management of the syndrome are essential for our patient’s life.