• Arijita Banerjee Final Year Postgraduate trainee, MD Physiology, PGIMS Rohtak Haryana India
  • Indu Khurana Senior Professor & Head, MD Physiology PGIMS Rohtak Haryana


Objective: To study autonomic imbalance if any in normal tension glaucoma (NTG)patients by heart rate variability (HRV)and head-up tilt (HUT)test.

Methods: The study subjects of age between 45 and 65 years of either sex comprised 20 patients with NTG (Group ІІ)and 20 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (Group І). Different variables of time and frequency domain of HRV were analyzed at rest, during HUT and the recovery period.

Results: Highly significant decrease in value of root mean square successive difference observed in Group ІІ (p<0.000)in comparison to controls. The high-frequency variables (HF [nu]and HF [ms2])were significantly less (p<0.000)and low frequency (LF)/HF ratio was significantly high (p<0.000) in Group ІІ.

Conclusion: During stress test, i.e., HUT there was the greater withdrawal of parasympathetic input to heart; hence, there was relatively over

sympathetic activity due to sympatho-vagal imbalance.

Keywords: Stress test, Sympatho-vagal imbalance, Autonomic function test.

Author Biography

Arijita Banerjee, Final Year Postgraduate trainee, MD Physiology, PGIMS Rohtak Haryana India

MD Physiology

Final year Postgraduate Resident Doctor


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Banerjee, A., and I. Khurana. “ALTERED AUTONOMIC BALANCE IN NORMAL TENSION GLAUCOMA”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 175-7, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i2.15001.
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