Measurement of Autonomic Dysfunction

Autonomic dysfunction is defined as a disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and can be due to abnormalities of one or both of its sub-systems. The autonomic nervous system controls the heart rate and many other vital functions. A disorder of the autonomic nervous system may have no indications or signs, and may cause sudden death if not detected early enough.

Detecting autonomic dysfunction early (this is a precursor to Autonomic Neuropathy) allows treatment and control. Furthermore, the condition of non-diabetic subjects may even involve autonomic malfunction before impaired glucose tolerance is observed.

How Can The ANSiscope® Device Be Useful In The Diagnosis Of Autonomic Dysfunction?
Since the ANSiscope® device measures the activities of the parasympathetic and sympathetic systems with every new heart beat, it further becomes possible to integrate the way these two systems function together and determine how well they interact. Based on the measurement of these activities, the ANSiscope® device offers a specific measurement of autonomic dysfunction.

How Is This Measurement Taken?
The patient will be required to lie down and be completely at rest, with no external stimuli. The ECG electrodes are connected to the body and readings for 500 heartbeats are taken, representing around 5 to 10 minutes. At the end the measurement period, the ANSiscope® device displays two pieces of information: a percentage of autonomic dysfunction, and a classification of the patient according to the percentage of dysfunction.

How Can Measurement With The ANSiscope® Device Make A Difference?
At DyAnsys, we firmly believe that accurate measurement is at the core of prevention. With the use of the ANSiscope® device, treatments can be adapted to the condition and neuropathy stage of the patient, helping the physician gain a more comprehensive understanding of a patient’s condition. Drugs acting at the sole level of nerve damage could reverse functional disorders of the ANS and can be determined through the ANSiscope® device's instrumental measurement.

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