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Indices of autonomic nervous system activity in women with mild hypertension in the perimenopausal period.

  title={Indices of autonomic nervous system activity in women with mild hypertension in the perimenopausal period.},
  author={Danuta Czarnecka and Aneta Pośnik-Urbańska and Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz and Władysława Kolasińska-Kloch and Wiktoria Wojciechowska and Danuta Fedak},
  journal={Kardiologia polska},
  volume={67 3},
BACKGROUND Hypertension is more common after menopause. Increased incidence of hypertension can be attributed to autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The relationship between the parameters of heart rate variability (HRV), the levels of norepinephrine (NE) and leptin, and the menopausal status is still poorly understood, although there is some evidence suggesting distinct influence of estrogens on the above-mentioned indicators. AIM To characterise the influence of menopause on indices of… 

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