Cardiac hypertrophy impairs cardiac receptor control of circulation in man

Cristina Giannattasio, Gino Seravalle, Gianbattista Bolla, Bianca Maria Cattaneo, Jean Cléroux, Cesare Cuspidi, Lorena Sampieri, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia

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The cardiopulmonary reflex control of circulation (which, in man, depends largely on cardiac receptors) is impaired in hypertensive subjects who have left ventricular hypertrophy. To determine whether hypertension or cardiac hypertrophy per se is responsible for this, we studied nine sedentary normo- tensive subjects aged 23 ±1 years and nine age-matched normotensive weight-lifters with echocardiographic signs of left ventricular hypertrophy (left ventricular mass index for the weight-lifters: 134 ± 7; for the sedentary subjects: 99 ± 7 g/m2; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S56-S57
JournalJournal of Hypertension, Supplement
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • Cardiac hypertrophy
  • Cardiac receptors
  • Neural cardiovascular control
  • Physical training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology


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