The Risk Identification Protocol
In this chapter we shall attempt to stand back and take a broader look at the phenomenon of reactivity, how best to evaluate it, and possible connections to hypertensive disease. The preceding chapters have addressed specific aspects in our examination of cardiovascular response to psychological stress in detail, and so reiteration will be avoided as much as possible. Instead, this chapter speculates on the possible application of reactivity testing in the cardiovascular risk ascertainment process.
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