We tested the hypothesis that spectral analysis of the R-R interval and systolic arterial pressure variabilities allows assessment of the dynamic changes in neural control of the cardiovascular system in men undergoing mental stress testing. Mental arithmetic increased the low-frequency components of R-R and systolic arterial pressure, i.e. markers of sympathetic activity to the SA node and the vasculature, respectively; it also decreased the high frequency component of R-R variability, a marker of vagal activity. Spectral analysis of R-R and systolic arterial pressure variabilities may be used in the clinic to test the dynamic effects of mental stress on both sympathetic and vagal activities.
|Titolo:||Spectral analysis of RR and arterial pressure variabilities to assess sympatho-vagal interaction during mental stress in humans|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1989|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|