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Table 4 Autonomic function tests in TLE

From: Interictal autonomic dysfunction in patients with epilepsy

Variables TLE p-value
Right (n = 12) Left (n = 19)
Age (years) 40.25 ± 12.68 40.63 ± 13.0 0.937
R–R interval
 Rest 1.55 ± 0.26 1.47 ± 0.57 0.667
 Deep breathing 1.25 ± 0.38 1.23 ± 0.48 0.915
 Valsalva maneuver 1.32 ± 0.28 1.34 ± 0.29 0.798
 Standing 1.0 ± 0.13 0.99 ± 0.29 0.953
BP to standing (mmHg)
 During systole 19.0 ± 6.3 19.1 ± 5.44 0.961
 During diastole 11.0 ± 4.88 10.32 ± 4.81 0.706
BP to hand grip (mmHg) 8.75 ± 2.96 10.05 ± 4.09 0.348
BP to mental stress test (mmHg) 13.92 ± 4.23 14.47 ± 3.6 0.695
SSR latency (s) 1.92 ± 0.53 1.78 ± 0.34 0.370
  1. The data are presented in mean ± SD
  2. TLE temporal lobe epilepsy, BP blood pressure, SSR sympathetic skin response