Hypertension—The Symptom and a Hemodynamic Model

  • Paul A. Obrist


This chapter has two parts. The first will initially summarize an existing literature, not inclusive of our own research, concerned with the role of behavioral influences in hypertension. This literature focuses on the BP as a symptom and not BP control mechanisms. Then I shall review another literature that has focused on BP control but not in the context of behavioral influences. From this research, a cardiodynamic (mechanistic) model has evolved that can be used to evaluate behavioral- cardiovascular interactions and BP effects. This will be discussed in the next chapter.


Peripheral Resistance Cold Pressor Sustained Hypertension Borderline Hypertension Hemodynamic Pattern 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Obrist
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  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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