Cardiovascular response of young and older males to mental challenge.

  title={Cardiovascular response of young and older males to mental challenge.},
  author={Stephen H. Boutcher and Dean Stocker},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={51 5},
Blood pressure, heart rate, rate pressure product, heart rate variability, stroke volume, cardiac output, peripheral resistance, and cardiac contractility derived from impedance cardiography were obtained from 15 young and 15 old males during and after the Stroop task. The old group demonstrated significantly higher absolute heart rate, systolic and mean arterial pressure, peripheral resistance, and rate pressure product, and lower cardiac output, stroke volume, and heart rate variability both… CONTINUE READING


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