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1. A comparative study of cardiovascular autonomic function in hypertensive and normotensive people

Author(s): Pandurang Narhare | B. Chaitra | T. Surender

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research (IJPBR)
ISSN 0976-0350

Volume: 02;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 223;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Autonomic function tests | Baroreceptor reflex function | Cardiovascular system | Hypertension | Physical stress

The mortality and morbidity due to hypertension has increased in recent decades. So the present study was undertaken to assess the functioning of autonomic nervous system in relation with cardiovascular haemodynamics in essential hypertention patients as compared to normotensive subjects. For this purpose cold pressor test, postural stress test and valsalva maneuver were used as cardiovascular autonomic function tests. It was found that significant rise in systolic blood pressure in hypertensive group of both genders (p
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