Modulation of pain-induced endothelial dysfunction by hypnotisability.

  title={Modulation of pain-induced endothelial dysfunction by hypnotisability.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Jambrik and Enrica Laura Santarcangelo and Tibor Rudisch and A. P. Varga and Tam{\'a}s Forster and G. Gabrielli Luiss Guido Carli},
  volume={116 3},
Mental stress induces endothelial dysfunction, that is a reduction of the post-occlusion brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD). This does not occur in subjects highly susceptible to hypnosis (Highs) in either the waking or hypnotic state. The aim of the present experiment was to assess whether endothelial dysfunction is also induced by acute nociceptive stimulation and whether high hypnotisability and/or the specific instruction of analgesia prevent its occurrence in awake highly… CONTINUE READING