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The magnitude of the bradycardia induced by face immersion in patients convalescing from myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  657180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty patients who had suffered myocardial infarction within the previous 3 to 13 days performed face immersion with breath-holding. The maximum reduction in heart rate was 17 +/- 9 beats-min--1 (mean +/- SD). When compared with 24 patients without evidence ischaemic heart disease, they behaved more like younger patients (22 +/- 6) than patients in the same age range (7 +/- 6). A greater vagal response for age after infarction may reflect persistent hypersensitivity of a reflex designed to protect the myocardium during cardiogenic shock.
B A Gooden; G Holdstock; J R Hampton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-01     Completed Date:  1978-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Rate*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*

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