Arterial baroreflex dysfunction promotes atherosclerosis in rats.

The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that arterial baroreflex dysfunction promotes the development of atherosclerosis. Experiment 1: the baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) was measured in 30 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats in conscious state with a computerized blood pressure monitoring system. Four weeks later, the rats were administered with Vitamin… (More)