Heart rate and blood pressure changes during autonomic nervous system challenge in panic disorder patients.

@article{Martnez2010HeartRA,
  title={Heart rate and blood pressure changes during autonomic nervous system challenge in panic disorder patients.},
  author={Jos{\'e} L. Mart{\'i}nez Mart{\'i}nez and Amir Garakani and Horacio Kaufmann and Cindy J Aaronson and J. M. Gorman},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={442-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that panic disorder (PD) patients have a heightened or deregulated autonomic nervous system at rest and during autonomic challenge compared with healthy controls (HC); and to test a second hypothesis that severity of illness differentiates patients'; sympathovagal balance both at rest and during orthostatic challenge. METHODS Spectral analysis of heart rate (HR) and blood pressure was performed on 30 PD and 10 HC participants during an orthostatic challenge… CONTINUE READING
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