, Volume 43, Issue 11–12, pp 1207–1209 | Cite as

Age-related disappearance of Mayer-like heart rate waves

  • W. R. Jarisch
  • J. J. Ferguson
  • R. P. Shannon
  • J. Y. Wei
  • A. L. Goldberger
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Healthy elderly subjects (≥65 years) did not show the prominent low frequency (0.07–0.09 Hz) heart rate oscillations (Mayer waves) recorded in young adults immediately following passive upright tilt. This difference may be related to altered autonomic function with physiologic aging.

Key words

Aging autonomic nervous system heart rate variability Mayer waves 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. Jarisch
    • 1
  • J. J. Ferguson
    • 1
  • R. P. Shannon
    • 1
  • J. Y. Wei
    • 1
  • A. L. Goldberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionBeth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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