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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642732/autonomic-function-impairment-and-brain-perfusion-deficit-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Wei-Che Lin, Pei-Chin Chen, Chih-Cheng Huang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Hung-Chen Wang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu
INTRODUCTION: Autonomic disorders have been recognized as important Parkinson's disease (PD) components. Some vulnerable structures are related to the central autonomic network and have also been linked to autonomic function alterations. The aims of the study are to evaluate the severity of the autonomic dysfunction and the cortical hypoperfusion using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI. And then, possible relationships of significant between-group differences in perfusion pattern to clinical variables and autonomic functions were examined to determine the pharmaceutical effects of dopaminergic treatment on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with PD...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635325/effect-of-salt-loading-on-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-reduced-renal-mass-hypertension
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Besim Özaykan, Eylem Taskin, Ali Magemizoğlu
BACKGROUND: High dietary salt, as well as renal mass reduction, is known to decrease baroreflex sensitivity in rats. However, the effect of high salt intake on baroreflex sensitivity is unknown in reduced renal mass (RRM) hypertension; therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of salt loading on arterial baroreflex sensitivity and mean arterial pressure (MAP) in RRM hypertension. METHODS: Both RRM and sham-operated control (SO) rats were loaded with 0...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620841/device-based-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Jens Jordan
Device-based antihypertensive treatments have primarily been developed and clinically tested for patients with hypertension refractory to pharmacological treatment. Most but not all device-based treatments target the sympathetic nervous system and provided important new insight in the mechanisms of human hypertension. This review provides an overview on the scientific rational and clinical data on recent device-based antihypertensive treatment approaches. Device-based treatments targeting the sympathetic nervous system include catheter-based renal nerve ablation, electrical carotid sinus stimulation, modulation of baroreflex transduction through a dedicated carotid stent, carotid body denervation, and deep brain stimulation...
July 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614420/the-degree-of-cardiac-baroreflex-involvement-during-active-standing-is-associated-with-the-quality-of-life-in-fibromyalgia-patients
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Antonio Roberto Zamunér, Alberto Porta, Carolina Pieroni Andrade, Meire Forti, Andrea Marchi, Raffaello Furlan, Franca Barbic, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ester Silva
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatologic disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Baroreflex dysfunction has been observed in women with FMS. However, it is unknown whether the limited involvement of the baroreflex control during an orthostatic stimulus has some impact on the quality of life of the FMS patient. Therefore, the aim of the study is evaluate the relationship between the quality of life of the FMS patient and indexes of the cardiovascular autonomic control as estimated from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566194/non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-acutely-improves-spontaneous-cardiac-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-healthy-young-men-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Diego Antonino, André L Teixeira, Paulo M Maia-Lopes, Mayara C Souza, Jeann L Sabino-Carvalho, Aaron R Murray, Jim Deuchars, Lauro C Vianna
BACKGROUND: Despite positive outcomes of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) via the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (ABVN), the mechanisms underlying these outcomes remain unclear. Additionally, previous studies have not been controlled the possible placebo effects of tVNS. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that tVNS acutely improves spontaneous cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (cBRS) and autonomic modulation, and that these effects are specific to stimulation of ABVN...
May 19, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562833/the-effect-of-physical-resistance-training-on-baroreflex-sensitivity-of-hypertensive-rats
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Moisés Felipe Pereira Gomes, Mariana Eiras Borges, Vitor de Almeida Rossi, Elizabeth de Orleans C de Moura, Alessandra Medeiros
Background: Baroreceptors act as regulators of blood pressure (BP); however, its sensitivity is impaired in hypertensive patients. Among the recommendations for BP reduction, exercise training has become an important adjuvant therapy in this population. However, there are many doubts about the effects of resistance exercise training in this population. Objective: To evaluate the effect of resistance exercise training on BP and baroreceptor sensitivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
May 25, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557555/effect-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-the-response-to-hypertension-therapy
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Michael G Ziegler, Milos Milic, Xiaojiong Lu, Munir Gharaibeh, Hamzeh Elayan
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often precedes cardiovascular disease, partly due to treatment resistant hypertension. The nocturnal apneas of OSA trigger increased sympathetic nervous discharge during both sleep and wakefulness. Apneas also trigger cardiac release of the endogenous diuretic atrial natriuretic peptide. We hypothesized that treatment of the excess sympathetic nervous activity of OSA with a β1 blocker would lower 24 h blood pressure (BP) more than diuretic therapy. Subjects with OSA associated hypertension received 2 weeks of placebo followed by the β1 blocker nebivolol or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) for 6 weeks in a blinded crossover study...
May 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549782/central-trkb-blockade-attenuates-icv-angiotensin-ii-hypertension-and-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Bryan K Becker, Hanjun Wang, Irving H Zucker
Increased sympathetic nerve activity and the activation of the central renin-angiotensin system are commonly associated with cardiovascular disease states such as hypertension and heart failure, yet the precise mechanisms contributing to the long-term maintenance of this sympatho-excitation are incompletely understood. Due to the established physiological role of neurotrophins contributing toward neuroplasticity and neuronal excitability along with recent evidence linking the renin-angiotensin system and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) along with its receptor (TrkB), it is likely the two systems interact to promote sympatho-excitation during cardiovascular disease...
May 19, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548286/obesity-gets-on-your-renal-nerves
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EDITORIAL
B L Jensen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545853/elevated-sympathetic-activity-endothelial-dysfunction-and-late-hypertension-after-repair-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Melissa G Y Lee, Robyn A Hemmes, Jonathan Mynard, Elisabeth Lambert, Geoffrey A Head, Michael M H Cheung, Igor E Konstantinov, Christian P Brizard, Gavin Lambert, Yves d'Udekem
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of late hypertension after coarctation repair. The relative contribution of elevated sympathetic tone and endothelial dysfunction to its development is unknown. This study aims to investigate the neural profile of coarctation patients including muscle sympathetic nerve activity testing to directly measure sympathetic nervous activity. METHODS: Twenty-three patients aged ≥18years with a coarctation repair underwent measurements of clinic and 24-h blood pressures, muscle sympathetic nerve activity, sympathetic and cardiac baroreflex functions, digital endothelial function, and ambulatory arterial stiffness index...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529059/a-review-of-human-neuroimaging-investigations-involved-with-central-autonomic-regulation-of-baroreflex-mediated-cardiovascular-control
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REVIEW
Derek S Kimmerly
Effective regulation of central blood volume and arterial pressure is critical for optimal cardiovascular homeostasis. Inadequate regulation of mean arterial pressure has important pathophysiological implications including syncope, end organ damage, and stroke. Such regulation requires appropriate central integration of barosensory afferents and reflex autonomic control of the heart and blood vessels. The neural pathways involved with the baroreflex include brainstem nuclei that receive modulatory input from higher brain centres...
May 15, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507235/assessing-the-strength-of-cardiac-and-sympathetic-baroreflex-controls-via-transfer-entropy-during-orthostatic-challenge
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Alberto Porta, Andrea Marchi, Vlasta Bari, Beatrice De Maria, Murray Esler, Elisabeth Lambert, Mathias Baumert
The study assesses the strength of the causal relation along baroreflex (BR) in humans during an incremental postural challenge soliciting the BR. Both cardiac BR (cBR) and sympathetic BR (sBR) were characterized via BR sequence approaches from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP), systolic arterial pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). A model-based transfer entropy method was applied to quantify the strength of the coupling from SAP to HP and from DAP to MSNA...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503726/baroreflex-dysfunction-and-augmented-sympathetic-nerve-responses-during-mental-stress-in-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
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Jeanie Park, Paul J Marvar, Peizhou Liao, Melanie L Kankam, Seth D Norrholm, Ryan M Downey, S Ashley McCullough, Ngoc-Anh Le, Barbara O Rothbaum
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. We tested the hypothesis that PTSD patients have augmented sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and hemodynamic reactivity during mental stress, and impaired arterial baroreflex sensitivity (BRS). 14 otherwise healthy Veterans with combat-related PTSD were compared to 14 matched Controls without PTSD.  Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), continuous blood pressure (BP), and electrocardiography were measured at baseline, and during two types of mental stress:  combat-related mental stress using virtual reality combat exposure (VRCE); and noncombat related stress using mental arithmetic (MA)...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476923/acute-beetroot-juice-supplementation-on-sympathetic-nerve-activity-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-proof-of-concept-study
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Karambir Notay, Anthony V Incognito, Philip J Millar
Acute dietary nitrate supplementation reduces resting blood pressure in healthy normotensives. This response is attributed to increased nitric oxide bioavailability and peripheral vasodilation, though nitric oxide also tonically inhibits central sympathetic outflow. We hypothesized that acute dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) supplementation using beetroot (BR) juice would reduce blood pressure and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) at rest and during exercise. Fourteen participants (7 men, 25±10 years) underwent blood pressure and MSNA measurements before and after (165-180 minutes) ingestion of 70ml high-nitrate (~6...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461605/selective-nrf2-gene-deletion-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-evokes-hypertension-and-sympathoexcitation-in-mice
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Lie Gao, Matthew C Zimmerman, Shyam Biswal, Irving H Zucker
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a master transcriptional regulator of redox homeostasis that impacts antioxidant gene expression. Central oxidative stress and reduced antioxidant enzyme expression in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) contributed to sympathoexcitation in chronic heart failure. In the current study, we hypothesized that deletion of Nrf2 in the RVLM would increase sympathetic drive and blood pressure. Experiments were performed in Nrf2-floxed mice treated with microinjection of lentiviral-Cre-GFP or lentiviral-GFP into the RVLM...
June 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443680/periodic-breathing-during-incremental-exercise
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Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ugo Corrà, Michele Emdin
Periodic breathing during incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a regularly recurring waxing and waning of tidal volume due to oscillations in central respiratory drive. Periodic breathing is a sign of respiratory control system instability, which may occur at rest or during exercise. The possible mechanisms responsible of exertional periodic breathing might be related to any instability of the ventilatory regulation caused by: 1) increased circulatory delay (i.e., circulation time from the lung to the brain and chemoreceptors, due to reduced cardiac index leading to delay in information transfer), 2) increase in controller gain (i...
April 26, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424627/blood-pressure-increase-during-oxygen-supplementation-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-is-mediated-by-vasoconstriction-independent-of-baroreflex-function
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René van der Bel, Müşerref Çalişkan, Robert A van Hulst, Johannes J van Lieshout, Erik S G Stroes, C T Paul Krediet
Renal hypoxia is thought to be an important pathophysiological factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the associated hypertension. In a previous study among CKD patients, supplementation with 100% oxygen reduced sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and lowered blood pressure (BP). We aimed to assess the underlying haemodynamic modulation and hypothesized a decreased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). To that end, 19 CKD patients were studied during 15-min intervals of increasing partial oxygen pressure (ppO2) from room air (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399043/different-estimation-methods-of-spontaneous-baroreflex-sensitivity-have-different-predictive-value-in-heart-failure-patients
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Gian Domenico Pinna, Alberto Porta, Roberto Maestri, Beatrice De Maria, Laura Adelaide Dalla Vecchia, Maria Teresa La Rovere
OBJECTIVE: Several methods have been developed so far to estimate cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) through the analysis of spontaneous fluctuations of systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and R-R interval. Their relative performance in predicting cardiac mortality in heart failure patients is not known. The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of a set of representative indexes of spontaneous BRS in these patients. METHODS: We studied 228 stable, moderate-to-severe heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction, in sinus rhythm, who underwent an 8-min supine recording of ECG, arterial blood pressure and respiration during paced breathing (15 breaths/min)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396638/physiological-mechanisms-mediating-the-coupling-between-heart-period-and-arterial-pressure-in-response-to-postural-changes-in-humans
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Alessandro Silvani, Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura, Blair D Johnson, Noud van Helmond, Giorgio Barletta, Anna G Cecere, Michael J Joyner, Pietro Cortelli
The upright posture strengthens the coupling between heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP) consistently with a greater contribution of the arterial baroreflex to cardiac control, while paradoxically decreasing cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (cBRS). To investigate the physiological mechanisms that mediate the coupling between HP and SAP in response to different postures, we analyzed the cross-correlation functions between low-frequency HP and SAP fluctuations and estimated cBRS with the sequence technique in healthy male subjects during passive head-up tilt test (HUTT, n = 58), during supine wakefulness, supine slow-wave sleep (SWS), and in the seated and active standing positions (n = 8), and during progressive loss of 1 L blood (n = 8) to decrease central venous pressure in the supine position...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386627/baroreflex-gain-and-vasomotor-sympathetic-modulation-in-resistant-hypertension
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Isabelle Magalhães Guedes Freitas, Leonardo Barbosa de Almeida, Natália Portela Pereira, Pedro Augusto de Carvalho Mira, Rogério Baumgratz de Paula, Daniel Godoy Martinez, Edgar Toschi-Dias, Mateus Camaroti Laterza
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the gain and latency of arterial baroreflex control of heart rate in patients with resistant hypertension compared to patients with essential hypertension and normotensive subjects. METHODS: Eighteen patients with resistant hypertension (56 ± 10 years, mean of four antihypertensive drugs), 17 patients with essential hypertension (56 ± 11 years, mean of two antihypertensive drugs), and 17 untreated normotensive controls (50 ± 15 years) were evaluated by spectral analysis of the spontaneous fluctuations of arterial pressure (beat-to-beat) and heart rate (ECG)...
April 6, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
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