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This literature review indicates that professional drivers have excess cardiac risk that is not fully explained by standard risk factors. The contribution of occupation is suggested by two independent methods and by psychophysiological studies during on the job driving. Driving has been conceptualized as a threat-avoidance task. Stimuli encountered in(More)
Event-related potentials to visual stimuli were recorded in 24 healthy, young subjects: 15 professional Belgrade city drivers and nine nondriver controls (no amateur driving experience) during a tacitly neutral GO:NOGO CNV paradigm and during one which explicitly mimicked heavy traffic conditions. In both paradigms GO S1 was a 30 ms red light, NOGO S1 a(More)
Electrocortical responses were assessed using two simulated aspects of visual signals encountered in traffic: the Glare Pressor Test (GPT) and Event-Related Potential Avoidance Task (ERPAT) among four groups of male professional drivers: 12 with ischemic heart disease (IHD), 12 hypertensives, 10 borderline hypertensives, 34 who were apparently healthy and(More)
Previous studies have shown that young, healthy professional drivers show heightened central nervous system arousal and cardiovascular hyperreactivity to simulated headlight glare. Electroencephalographic and cardiovascular response and recovery to simulated headlight glare (the glare pressor test) were examined in 4 groups of male professional drivers (age(More)
Patterns of electroencephalographic (EEG) and polygraphically recorded cardiovascular (CV) reactivity to the glare pressor test (GPT) were compared in 19 healthy, young male professional drivers and eight non-driver controls. After the first headlight impulse, 15 drivers showed persistent blockade of spontaneous alpha activity or complete desynchronization.(More)
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