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Table 3 Autonomic function tests in different types of epilepsy

From: Interictal autonomic dysfunction in patients with epilepsy

Variables Epilepsy type p-value
TLE (n = 31) GE (n = 17)
R–R interval
 Rest 1.50 ± 0.47 1.62 ± 0.36 0.353
 Deep breathing 1.33 ± 0.61 1.42 ± 0.57 0.643
 Valsalva maneuver 1.33 ± 0.29 1.42 ± 0.36 0.399
 Standing 1.03 ± 0.28 1.14 ± 0.33 0.224
BP to standing (mmHg)
 During systole 16.35 ± 4.1 13.65 ± 3.87 0.187
 During diastole 8.94 ± 3.08 7.82 ± 2.72 0.219
BP to hand grip (mmHg) 9.55 ± 3.7 10.65 ± 3.5 0.321
BP to mental stress test (mmHg) 14.26 ± 3.8 16.06 ± 3.56 0.116
SSR latency (s) 1.83 ± 0.42 1.69 ± 0.44 0.283
  1. Data are presented with mean ± SD
  2. TLE temporal lobe epilepsy, GE generalized epilepsy, BP blood pressure, SSR sympathetic skin response