Absent cardiac and muscle sympathetic nerve activities involvement in Ross syndrome: A follow-up study

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Purpose: Ross syndrome (RS) is characterized by selective involvement of post-ganglionic skin sympathetic nerve fibres. We report a follow-up study in 4 patients to clarify whether in RS autonomic dysfunction spreads affecting also cardiovascular system. Methods: The patients underwent cardiovascular reflexes (CVR) and microneurography recording of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) for a follow-up mean period of 5. years. Results: CVR and MSNA were normal at baseline and unchanged over the follow-up. Conclusions: Cardiovascular autonomic system is spared in RS differently from skin autonomic activity dysfunction which progress over time. However, before drawing any definite conclusion, a large cohort of patients needs to be studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-4
JournalAutonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Autonomic
  • Cardiovascular reflexes
  • Microneurography
  • Ross syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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