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Temporal Variations of the Cardiovascular System

  • Thomas F. H. Schmidt
  • Bernard T. Engel
  • Gerhard Blümchen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Diurnal Variations — Circadian Rhythms

  3. Diurnal Variations in Cardiac Rhythms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Temporal Variations in Cardiac Rhythms in Rodents

    3. Regulation of Cardiac Performance Throughout the Day

      1. H.-H. Abel, D. Klüßendorf, E. Koralewski, R. Krause, R. Droh
        Pages 99-116
      2. D. W. Johnston, P. Anastasiades, C. Vögele, D. M. Clark, C. Kitson, A. Steptoe
        Pages 127-144
    4. Diurnal Rhythms and Heart Disease

  4. Diurnal Variations in Blood Pressure Rhythms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. New Techniques of Blood Pressure and Hemodynamic Measurements in Vivo

      1. G. J. Langewouters, B. de Wit, G. M. A. van der Hoeven, B. P. M. Imholz, G. Parati, G. A. van Montfrans et al.
        Pages 173-180
      2. T. F. H. Schmidt, T. Steinmetz, J. Wittenhaus, P. Piccolo, H. Lüpsen
        Pages 181-221
    3. Diurnal Variations in Blood Pressure Regulations

    4. Field Assessment of Blood Pressure

      1. M. D. Gellman, G. H. Ironson, N. Schneiderman, M. M. Llabre, S. B. Spitzer
        Pages 258-271
    5. Behavioral Factors in Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

      1. H. Schächinger, W. Langewitz, H. Rüddel, W. Schulte
        Pages 297-304
      2. T. G. Pickering, W. Gerin, G. D. James, C. Pieper, Y. L. Schlussel, P. L. Schnall
        Pages 305-317
    6. Assessment of Blood Pressure Variations in Hypertension

      1. S. Eckert, H. Mannebach, H. Ohlmeier, J. Volmar, U. Gleichmann
        Pages 324-331
    7. Longterm Variation in Blood Pressure

  5. Diurnal Variations in Drug Actions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-401

About these proceedings

Introduction

Although it is widely recognized that there are significant variations in the circulation throughout the 24-hour day, these patterns have often been conceived as nuisance variables rather than functional differences. Responses of the circulation are examined here not as stable phenomena, but as integrated functions highly sensitive to environmental conditions, and driven by internal and external pacesetters. In this volume, cardiologists with a primary interest in hypertension or heart disease, chronobiologists, and psychologists join together for the first time to give the reader the opportunity to learn the extent and clinical significance of these changes from a chronobiological, behavioral and physiological perspective.

Keywords

artery blood pressure cardiovascular cardiovascular regulation cardiovascular system circulation coronary heart disease drugs heart heart disease heart rate hemodynamics hypertension hypertonia vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas F. H. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Bernard T. Engel
    • 2
  • Gerhard Blümchen
    • 3
  1. 1.Präventiv- und Verhaltensmedizin Abteilung für Epidemiologie und SozialmedizinMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany
  2. 2.Gerontology Research CenterNational Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Behavioral SciencesBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Klinik RoderbirkenLeichlingen/Rhld. 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02748-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02750-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02748-6
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