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Title: The prevalence of neurocardiovascular instability and its clinical associations in community-dwelling older people
Author: Kerr, Simon R. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 7010
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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Neurocardiovascular instability (NCVI) describes a group of disorders related to the autonomic control of heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP). Figures for the prevalence of the principal components of NCVI, orthostatic hypotension (OH) and carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH), among asymptomatic individuals vary widely. Population and methodological differences are likely to account for this finding. OH and CSH are recognised risk factors for falls and syncope in selected groups although the strength of this association in an unselected older population remains unclear. Vascular disease and more particularly abnormal blood pressure control (hypertension and hypotension) are associated with cognitive decline in an older population.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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