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Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders

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About the Trigemino-Cardiac Reflex, their Association with Sleep Bruxism and the Reason Why Clinicians Treating Sb Should Consider a Careful Examination in Order to Decide Properly How to Adequately Follow these Patients

Volume 1 - Issue 3

Miguel Meira e Cruz1* and F. Javier Puertas2

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    • 1Cardiovascular Center of University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine, Portugal
    • 2Department of Physiology, University of Valencia, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Miguel Meira e Cruz, Sleep Unit, Cardiovascular Center of University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine, Portugal

Received: May 29, 2018;   Published: June 05, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OJNBD.2018.01.000115

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Although well established as a neurogenic reflex pursuing a cardiovascular protective control in physiological conditions, trigemino-cardiac reflex (TCR) mechanisms and its clinical significance remains unclear This powerful brainstem oxygen-conserving autonomic reflex usually manifests as sudden onset of hemodynamic changes on heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) and has been associated to arrhytmias, asystole, apnea and disturbed gastric mobility [1].

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