Arterial Baroreflex

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The arterial baroreflex plays a pivotal role in human cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Its function can be assessed in humans by different methods, either in a laboratory environment or under spontaneous daily life conditions, which may have both pros and cons in relation to the baroreflex assessment conditions. While laboratory methods have largely contributed to our present knowledge of arterial baroreflex function in humans, modern techniques for spontaneous baroreflex analysis have more recently provided us with a much deeper insight into the features of daily life baroreflex function. The recent evidence on the prognostic relevance of the sensitivity of baroreflex heart rate modulation obtained in myocardial infarction patients, in patients with congestive heart failure or stroke, and in patients with diabetes has increased the interest towards baroreflex analysis in humans. © 2007

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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