Baroreceptor reflex sensitivity among stroke survivors: a pilot study

Sanjay Fernando, Stanley Reisman, Miriam Daum, Richard Zorowitz, Ronald Demeersman

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Baroreceptor reflex sensitivity index (BRSI) derived from phase IV of the Valsalva maneuver is used to evaluate heart functioning in stroke survivors. Ten subjects (five normal controls and five stroke survivors) are analyzed and compared. The comparison shows that stroke patients have a lower BRSI value than normal subjects and the values fall into the range characterized as clinically depressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 20th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Springfield, MA, USA
Duration: Mar 17 1994Mar 18 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 20th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CitySpringfield, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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