Which specialists should be consulted in the management of autonomic dysreflexia with spinal cord injury?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Ryan O Stephenson, DO; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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If the cause of the episode of autonomic dysreflexia is not found and blood pressure remains elevated, emergency department care is recommended for medication management, close monitoring, and further investigation of the possible cause. Consult an ICU specialist for ICU monitoring and treatment of the hypertension. Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation are well-acquainted with the diagnosis and management of autonomic dysreflexia and can be of assistance in both acute management and prevention strategies of this syndrome.


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