The autonomic nervous system is the portion of your nervous system that governs communication between your brain and your major internal organs, including the vascular, digestive, and reproductive systems. As such, your autonomic nervous system is responsible for regulating involuntary bodily functions associated with those organs, such as heart rate, respiration, digestion, and sexual arousal.
Consequently, our Cardiac Function Test begins by closely monitoring your heart rate. During testing, you may be asked to perform a series of movements or small actions, like alternating between standing and sitting or varying your breathing. These activities will impact your heart rate and blood pressure in specific ways depending on your physiological state. Thus, the variability of your heart rate and blood pressure provides valuable information about your health to your weMED doctor.