Autonomic nervous system assessment by pupillary response as a potential biomarker for cardiovascular risk: A pilot study


Cardiovascular risk (CVR) biomarkers are of increasing interest because of their potential utility in management of cardiovascular diseases. The activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is known to be highly correlated with CVR and therefore, is a putative biomarker. Common ANS measurement tools have several technological limitations and high-variance signals. The pupillary responses (PR) is controlled by both components of the ANS, and recent advances in pupillometry are making this measurement, easy and reliable. Thus, PR assessment could become a useful clinical tool to measure the ANS modulation and its relation to CVR. Here, we aimed to evaluate differences in PR between low CVR and moderate/high CVR individuals.

Gajardo A, Madariaga S, Maldonado P

Journal Of Clinical Neuroscience

enero 06, 2019

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.11.015

Investigador BNI: Pedro Maldonado