March 29th, 2013

Using Your Head: Mayo Clinic finding a way to diagnose concussions with more certainty

By Logan Lafferty

At the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, neurologists are discovering new ways to diagnose concussions. Research shows that autonomic reflex testing, which measures involuntary changes in heart rate and blood pressure, consistently shows significant changes in those with concussions. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting held in San Diego last week.

 

Chicago Health by Riley Anderson

Tags: American Academy of Neurology, autonomic reflex testing, blood pressure, Chicago Health, concussion, diagnosis, heart rate, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Research, Sports Medicine

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