Influence of age and sex on the pressor response following a spontaneous burst of muscle sympathetic nerve activity.

@article{Vianna2012InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of age and sex on the pressor response following a spontaneous burst of muscle sympathetic nerve activity.},
  author={Lauro C Vianna and Emma C. J. Hart and Seth T. Fairfax and Nisha Charkoudian and Michael J. Joyner and Paul J Fadel},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={302 11},
  pages={H2419-27}
}
The sympathetic nervous system is critical for the beat-to-beat regulation of arterial blood pressure (BP). Although studies have examined age- and sex-related effects on BP control, findings are inconsistent and limited data are available in postmenopausal women. In addition, the majority of studies have focused on time-averaged responses without consideration for potential beat-to-beat alterations. Thus we examined whether the ability of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) to modulate BP… CONTINUE READING