Abstract| Volume 177, ISSUE 1, P43, August 2013

Heart Rate Variability in Pelvic Pain Syndromes

      Background: Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and myofascial pelvic pain (MPP) are frequently comorbid disorders. We hypothesize that IC/BPS is associated with aberrant efferent control, while MPP is indicative of abnormal afferent (sensory) processing. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in these groups was determined as a functional measure of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).
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