Signs and Symptoms of AD
Sudden Increase in Blood Pressure
Spinal Cord Injury

Welcome to ABC of Autonomic Dysreflexia

Welcome to this online course! If you are a pre-hospital care worker and need to find out more about Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD), this free online course was created with you in mind. This course covers the topics highlighted above.


The consequences of uncontrolled spikes in blood pressure, known as autonomic dysreflexia (AD), after spinal cord injury (SCI) are extremely severe. People with SCI have a two-fold higher risk of developing heart disease in comparison to non-injured individuals. Furthermore, cardiovascular dysfunction is currently a leading cause of death among people with SCI.


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