Many lines of evidence suggest that behavioral and neuroendocrine factors are related to cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Methods of testing cardiovascular autonomic function can provide an explanation to the relationship between behavioral factors and cardiovascular disease. Successful treatments can then be developed based on that knowledge.


Autonomic Neuropathy Valsalva Maneuver Cold Pressor Test Sympathetic Nervous System Activity Lower Body Negative Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Dunlap
    • 1
  • M. A. Pfeifer
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology and MetabolismVeterans Administration Medical CenterLouisvilleUSA

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