Individual and Socioeconomic Variables Affecting Blood Pressure Responses to Psychological Stress

@article{Somes1987IndividualAS,
  title={Individual and Socioeconomic Variables Affecting Blood Pressure Responses to Psychological Stress},
  author={Grant W. Somes and Bruce S. Alpert and Joseph K. Murphy},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1987},
  volume={21},
  pages={262A-262A}
}
Exaggerated blood pressure (BP) responses to stress may be a mechanism or marker for the development of hypertension. In a sample of 211 healthy children between the ages of 6-18 years, we administered a psychological stressor (3 video games) while monitoring BP. If a child's BP (systolic and diastolic) values for each video game were above the median, the… CONTINUE READING