Maturation of cardiovagal autonomic function from childhood to young adult age.

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BACKGROUND Cardiovagal autonomic control declines with age in adult subjects, which is related in part to increasing stiffness of the barosensory vessel wall. It is not known, however, whether autonomic function changes with age in children. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 137 healthy subjects divided into 4 age groups: group 1, 7 to 14 years; group 2, 11… (More)

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