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Introduction

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is important for appropriate management and regulation of cardiovascular function. As such, spinal cord injury (SCI) is commonly associated with cardiovascular complications due to autonomic dysfunction secondary to the direct impact of injury. As autonomic innervation of the cardiovascular system varies according to location along the spinal cord, abnormalities that arise following SCI are specific to the level of injury. Understanding cardiovascular dysfunction among individuals with SCI is crucial as it is a significant contributor to increased morbidity and mortality among this population.