A Biobehavioral Model of Hypertension Development
In order to address the role played by exaggerated cardiovascular reactivity in the development of hypertension, we first present a model of the disorder, next describe evidence for the major components of the model, derived primarily from animal models of hypertension, and then relate these animal studies to those conducted with humans. Finally, we will attempt to integrate this evidence with possible models of the reactivity-hypertension relationship.
KeywordsHeart Rate Response Cold Pressor Mental Arithmetic Cardiovascular Reactivity Rest Blood Pressure
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