Age‐related circulatory responses to whole body cooling: observations by heart rate variability
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|Journal||Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare|
|Publication status||Published - 11 May 2015|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
During the cooling, BP increased in both subjects (young from 95/69 to 132/75 mmHg, old from 125/68 to 176/101 mmHg), the latter exhibiting a prominent rise in diastolic values after cooling. HRV parameters increased in both subjects during the cold exposure being modest in the younger subject as compared to the older one. Also, recovery from the cold in terms of HRV was faster in the younger subject. The present preliminary observations indicate that older age is coupled with altered HRV response to a mild whole‐body skin cooling.