Université de Fribourg

Rate of cardiovascular recovery to combined or separate orthostatic and mental challenges

Goswami, Nandu ; Lackner, Helmut Karl ; Papousek, Ilona ; Jezova, Daniela ; Hinghofer-Szalkay, Helmut ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2010, vol. 75, no. 1, p. 54-62

Post stress neurovascular responses induced by physical and mental stress are poorly understood. We investigated the time course of cardiovascular and autonomic recovery, induced by orthostatic and mental challenge, using passive head up tilt (HUT) and mental arithmetic (MA), respectively, when applied singly (MA, HUT) or in combination (MA + HUT). Fifteen healthy males participated in three...