Why is it important to monitor BP and pulse during an episode of autonomic dysreflexia?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Ryan O Stephenson, DO; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Monitor blood pressure and pulse every 2-5 minutes until the patient has stabilized; impaired autonomic regulation can cause blood pressure to fluctuate quickly during an episode of autonomic dysreflexia.


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