Assessment of autonomic nervous function in elderly subjects with or without postprandial hypotension.

@article{Teramoto1997AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of autonomic nervous function in elderly subjects with or without postprandial hypotension.},
  author={Shinji Teramoto and Masahiro Akishita and Yoshinosuke Fukuchi and Kenji Toba and Yasuyoshi Ouchi},
  journal={Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={257-61}
}
To examine the role of autonomic nervous dysfunction in postprandial hypotension (PPH) in elderly persons, we non-invasively assessed autonomic nervous function in 50 elderly subjects with or without PPH, defined as a reduction of more than 20 mmHg in systolic blood pressure (SBP) after a meal. The heart rate response to the reduction of SBP during head-up tilt was less and the coefficient of variation of R-R intervals was smaller in subjects with PPH than in those without PPH. The responses to… CONTINUE READING