Autonomic function testing in the COVID-19 pandemic: an American Autonomic Society position statement

Clin Auton Res. 2020 Aug;30(4):295-297. doi: 10.1007/s10286-020-00702-4. Epub 2020 Jun 11.


COVID-19 is a global pandemic that is wreaking havoc with the health and economy of much of human civilization. In this document from the American Autonomic Society, we identify the potential risks of exposure to patients, physicians, and allied healthcare staff. We provide guidance for conducting autonomic function testing safely in this environment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autonomic Nervous System / physiology*
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / physiopathology*
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures / standards*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Personal Protective Equipment / standards
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / physiopathology*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Societies, Medical / standards*