Relationship between cardiovascular resting state and visual attention

Nicola Cellini, Naima Covassin, Massimiliano De Zambotti, Michela Sarlo, Luciano Stegagno

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Introduction: Cardiovascular features seem to modulate performance in attention tasks. Methods: We investigated the relationship between blood pressure, resting heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) and performance in a visuospatial attention task comparing normotensive and hypotensive young adults. Conclusions: We found an association between resting HRV and visual attention performance only in the normotensive group. In addition, we provided a further evidence of attention impairment in hypotensive individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Blood pressure
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Heart rate variability
  • Hypotension
  • Visuospatial attention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology


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