Hemodynamics and Sleep Architecture Following Acute Alcohol Ingestion in College Age Males

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Daniel Keith Payseur (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Scott Collier

Abstract: Hypertension is a progressive disease characterized by elevated blood pressures which can cause damage to arteries and increases afterload leading to myocardial remodeling and a progressively worsening cardiovascular function. This increase in afterload requires an increase in contractility which further results in higher blood pressures. Many factors, including alcohol, can exacerbate these symptoms and have been shown to accelerate the disease process. The effects of alcohol ingestion can range from decreases in arterial compliance to heightened nocturnal blood pressure. When nocturnal blood pressure does not dip (decrease below average resting values) the impact is realized with increases in all-cause morbidity and mortality. The reduction or elimination of a dip in blood pressure has been shown to be strongly correlated with many forms of cardiovascular disease. Heightened nocturnal blood pressure may be attributed to the disruption of sleep architecture which is a condition worsened by alcohol ingestion. However, little is known regarding the effects of alcohol ingestion on sleep architecture and nocturnal blood pressure. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of acute alcohol ingestion on hemodynamics and sleep architecture in a young, healthy cohort.

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Payseur, D.K. (2013). Hemodynamics and Sleep Architecture Following Acute Alcohol Ingestion in College Age Males. Unpublished master’s thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2013
Hypertension, Sleep, Alcohol, Young, Cardiovascular

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