November 26, 2022


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Episode 5A: Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction after Concussions l Kevin Bickart MD, PhD

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In this episode, UCLA Sports and Behavioral Neurologist Dr. Kevin Bickart joins Adel for a discussion on the Autonomic Nervous System and how it is affected by and contributes to Concussions and persistent post-concussion symptoms.

The two discuss the structures that could be dysfunctional causing Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction, and the objective measures of the autonomic nervous system that can be altered following a concussion, such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Cerebrovascular Reactivity (CVR).

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*This video is only for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute or supplement for professional medical advice, consultation, or expertise. Please see a medical professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding any symptoms or injuries you have had

00:00 Autonomic Nervous System objective measures
4:33 Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction
6:53 EKG for Autonomic Nervous System monitoring
8:55 Heart rate variability (HRV)
10:50 Other objective measures
1323 POTS
1534 Concussion Endophenotypes
1858 Cerebrovascular reactivity (CRV)
2257 Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction in TBI
2658 Not all concussions are the same

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