Reduced sympathetic activity in idiopathic rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder and Parkinson's disease

Gertrud Laura Sorensen, Jesper Mehlsen, Poul Jennum

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Abstract

More than 50% of patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) will develop Parkinson's disease or Lewy body dementia. In a previous study, we found attenuated heart rate responses in iRBD and Parkinson's disease patients during sleep. The current study aimed to evaluate heart rate variability further in order to identify possible changes in these components during wakefulness and sleep in patients with iRBD and Parkinson's disease.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAutonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
Volume179
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)138-41
Number of pages4
ISSN1566-0702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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