Cardiovascular and electrodermal adjustments during a vigilance task in patients with borderline and established hypertension.

@article{Fredrikson1985CardiovascularAE,
  title={Cardiovascular and electrodermal adjustments during a vigilance task in patients with borderline and established hypertension.},
  author={Mats Fredrikson and Bernard T. Engel},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1985},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          235-46
        }
}
We studied cardiovascular and noncardiovascular sympathetic nervous system (SNS) responses to a vigilance task in patients with borderline (BT) or established hypertension (HT). Twelve patients in each group and twelve normotensive controls (NT) were subjected to a signalled reaction-time (RT) task which included the presentation of a noxious 110 dB white noise contingent upon RT-performance at the end of a 30 sec foreperiod. During this foreperiod recordings were made of: systolic and… CONTINUE READING

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