Age-related diminution of the cardiovascular autonomic responses: diagnostic problems in the elderly.

@article{Piha1993AgerelatedDO,
  title={Age-related diminution of the cardiovascular autonomic responses: diagnostic problems in the elderly.},
  author={S. J. Piha},
  journal={Clinical physiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={507-17}
}
To study the usefulness of standard cardiovascular autonomic reflex tests in the elderly, 224 healthy controls and 49 aged diabetic patients were examined. Based on the data obtained from healthy controls, age-related reference values for several autonomic indices were calculated and their usefulness was tested with aged diabetic patients. It was found (1) that in elderly subjects (aged > or = 50 years) the indices based on heart rate differences are more suitable for the assessment the… CONTINUE READING
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