Document Detail

Family history of hypertension and vasovagal symptoms during blood donation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7500325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vasovagal reactions during blood donation were assessed in 185 individuals with and 298 individuals without a parental history of hypertension. It was predicted that individuals at genetic risk for hypertension would be less likely to faint or suffer pronounced vasovagal reactions, presumably by virtue of altered baroreflex sensitivity. A relationship between a parental history of hypertension and vasovagal responses was observed, albeit modified by blood donation experience and sex. Nurses obtaining blood from inexperienced donors without a parental history of hypertension were significantly more likely to recline the subject's chair than those obtaining blood from inexperienced donors with a parental history of hypertension or experienced donors. Questionnaire data were consistent with these findings. These results may be an interesting reflection of group differences in baroreflex sensitivity and have implications for screening potential donors.
B Ditto; P S Adler; C France; J France
Related Documents :
1410185 - Family history of hypertension and cardiovascular changes during high and low affect pr...
8513305 - Camerano study on hypertension: the problem of blood pressure variability during medica...
7865185 - Influence of interdialytic weight gain on blood pressure in hemodialysis patients.
7318365 - Possible relationship between psycho-emotional factors and haemodynamic patterns in the...
22820605 - Novel maneuver facilitating descemet membrane unfolding in the anterior chamber.
3766755 - Microvascular distribution of coronary vascular resistance in beating left ventricle.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavioral medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0160-7715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Med     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-17     Completed Date:  1996-01-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807105     Medline TA:  J Behav Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Arousal / physiology*
Blood Donors*
Blood Pressure / physiology
Hypertension / genetics*,  physiopathology
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / innervation*
Pressoreceptors / physiopathology
Reflex / physiology
Risk Factors
Syncope / genetics*,  physiopathology
Vagus Nerve / physiopathology*
Vasodilation / physiology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Peer and parental influences on adolescent tobacco use.
Next Document:  Leisure-time physical activity in an African-American population.