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Hypnotizability modulates the cardiovascular correlates of subjective relaxation.
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PMID:  22917104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract Mean values and the spectral variability of heart rate (HRV), blood pressure, and skin blood flow were studied in high and low hypnotizable subjects during simple relaxation. Similar subjective relaxation was reported by highs and lows. A parasympathetic prevalence (indicated by a higher High-Frequency component of HRV and a lower High/Low-Frequency ratio) and lower renin-angiotensin activity (indicated by a lower Very-Low-Frequency component of HRV) could be attributed to highs with respect to lows. Hypnotizability did not affect blood pressure and its variability and modulated the skin blood flow across the session only in lows. The findings confirm that relaxation cannot be defined solely on cardiovascular parameters and also indicate that hypnotizability modulates cardiovascular activity during simple relaxation and suggest it may have a protective role against cardiovascular disease.
Authors:
Enrica L Santarcangelo; Giulia Paoletti; Rita Balocchi; Giancarlo Carli; Carmela Morizzo; Carlo Palombo; Maurizio Varanini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1744-5183     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a University of Pisa , Italy.
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