Roberto Tordi

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In healthy subjects, progressive beat-to-beat increases or decreases in systolic blood pressure (SBP) ramps are not always accompanied by baroreflex-driven lengthening or shortening in pulse interval (PI) ramps, respectively. This phenomenon has been quantified by a new index, the baroreflex effectiveness index (BEI), defined as the ratio between the number(More)
Target organ damage in hypertensive patients is related to their increased average blood pressure and greater 24-hour blood pressure variability. Whether the rate of blood pressure changes is also greater in hypertension, producing a greater stress on arterial walls, is not known, however. Our study aimed at addressing this issue by computer analysis of(More)
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