01 July 1999
Med Sci Monit 1999; 5(4): BR615-617 :: ID: 503454
We studied the airway resistance and R-R interval changes (increase of heart rate - GHR) in response to carotid baroreceptors activation, in age-differentiated groups of healthy men. A significant reduction of the cardiac reflex response was observed during the course of aging. In 20-40 year old subjects the carotid baroreceptors activation produced a decrease in airway resistance, whereas this reaction did not occur in older subjects (51-60 years old). The age-dependent physiological reduction of the airway resistance carotid baroreflex control might impair the stability of the upper airway.
Keywords: cardiac carotid baroreflex, Airway Resistance, carotid baroreceptors
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