An article in Frontiers in Physiology: Hypertension does not alter the increase in cardiac baroreflex sensitivity caused by moderate cold exposure

Researchers from CERH and their collaborators from the Cardiology Research team, Research Unit of Internal Medicine and Medical Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Research Unit of Biomedicine, Biocenter, Center for Life Course Epidemiology (University of Oulu), Unit of Primary Health Care, Oulu University Hospital and Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland have published an article in the Frontiers in Physiology. The article “Hypertension does not alter the increase in cardiac baroreflex sensitivity caused by moderate cold exposure” can be found from the journal website.

They researchers found out that during a cold exposure comparable to everyday circumstances in subarctic countries, cardioprotective blood pressure regulation does not seem to differ between untreated hypertensive and normotensive middle-aged men. However, sympathetic vascular responses were blunted by hypertension.

Hintsala HE, Kiviniemi AM, Tulppo MP, Helakari H, Rintamäki H, Mäntysaari M, Herzig KH, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Jaakkola JJ, Ikäheimo TM. Hypertension does not alter the increase in cardiac baroreflex sensitivity caused by moderate cold exposure. Frontiers in Physiology 2016. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00204.

Last updated: 1.7.2016