Twenty-Four-Hour Ambulatory Assessment of Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in Chronic PTSD and Non-PTSD Veterans

@article{Buckley2004TwentyFourHourAA,
  title={Twenty-Four-Hour Ambulatory Assessment of Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in Chronic PTSD and Non-PTSD Veterans},
  author={Todd C. Buckley and Dana R. Holohan and Jennifer L. Greif and Michele Bedard and Michael K. Suvak},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={2004},
  volume={17},
  pages={163-171}
}
This study examined 24-hr levels of ambulatory heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) in 2 groups of male veterans: 19 with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 17 who never met criteria for PTSD. The relationships between diagnostic status, basal cardiovascular activity, and cardiovascular reactivity to stress were examined. Hierarchical linear modeling analyses revealed that the PTSD group had higher resting HR than the non-PTSD group. Moreover, the PTSD group showed greater BP… CONTINUE READING

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