Hemodynamic response patterns: Responder type differences in reactivity and recovery

Keith A. Kline, Patrice G. Saab, Maria M. Llabre, Susan B. Spitzer, Jovier D. Evans, Paige A.Green McDonald, Neil Schneiderman

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We examined whether responder type groups reflecting patterns of hemodynamic reactivity might also differ in recovery responses. Cardiac output (CO), total peripheral resistance (TPR), systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, and Heather index were assessed at rest and during speech and cold pressor tasks in young adults. Participants (n = 152) were classified as myocardial, vascular, or mixed-mild responders based on CO and TPR responses to speech presentation. Vascular responders exhibited slower CO and TPR speech recovery than the myocardial and/or mixedmild groups. Responder type differences in reactivity showed limited task-generalizability. The sustained vascular response pattern of the vascular group is consistent with that seen in hypertension. In light of associations of heightened TPR with markers of disease risk, this suggests potentially negative health implications for vascular responders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-746
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002


  • Cardiac output
  • Cardiovascular reactivity
  • Hemodynamic
  • Impedance cardiography
  • Recovery
  • Total peripheral resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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