Clinical and Methodological Issues in Cardiovascular Psychophysiology

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  • ISBN-13: 9783540157335
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/1985
  • Pages: 170

Table of Contents

Section I Choice of Psychological Stress Test.- 1 Theoretical Bases for Task Selection in Cardiovascular Psychophysiology.- 2 Task Influences on Behaviourally-Elicited Cardiovascular Reactions.- 3 Mental Tasks as Stressors.- 4 The Quantification of Experimental Load: Methodological and Empirical Issues.- 5 The Importance of Cardiovascular Reactivity to Different Types of Stress for the Development of Hypertension.- 6 Mental Stress Testing in the Physician’s Office and in the Field.- Section II Methodology of Stress Test Administration and Analysis.- 7 Selected Topics in the Methodology of Stress Testing: Time Course, Gender and Adaptation.- 8 Adaptation Effects and the Stability of Physiological Responses to Repeated Testing.- 9 The Quantification of Cardiovascular Reactivity in Longitudinal Studies.- 10 The Measurement of Cardiac Reactivity in Clinical Populations.- 11 The Effects of Antihypertensive Medication and its Withdrawal on Psychophysiological Examinations.- 12 Methodology of Studying the Catecholamine Response to Stress.- 13 Phasic Heart Rate and Vagal Reactivity: Methods and Interpretations.- 14 Measurement and Analysis of Fluctuations in Heart Rate and Blood Pressure.
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