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Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) Card - Send to a Friend

The Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center invites you to send a friend a copy of its new Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) wallet card. It is important to become knowledgeable about AD if you have a spinal cord injury at the T6 level or above. AD can cause a medical emergency and even be life threatening.

Feel free to share the info here with your medical team as it was developed with the help of physicians at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

If you would like a laminated copy or to download a PDF version, please click here.
Feel free to call us with any questions at 800-539-7309 x7224.

Spanish (en Español) versions are available to email.

Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) wallet card from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


The information contained in this card is presented for the purpose of informing you about paralysis and its effects. Nothing contained herein is to be construed or intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Contact your physician or other qualified health care provider should you have questions on your health, treatment, or diagnosis.

AHRQ's National Guidelines ClearinghousePresents their guidelines, Acute Management of Autonomic Dysreflexia: Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury to Health-Care Facilities.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Autonomic Dysreflexia (PDF)

Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine: Autonomic DysreflexiaThis consumer guide explains in clear language the most common warning signs of autonomic dysreflexia and what steps to follow if you think you are experiencing an episode of this life-threatening condition. All information has been prepared by a committee of qualified professionals based on scientific and professional knowledge about autonomic dysreflexia, its causes and treatments. Published by PVA on behalf of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

EmedicineTitle: Autonomic Dysreflexia in Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Information NetworkFeatures articles and references for AD and all other SCI conditions.

The University of Miami School of MedicineAD

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.