Later Development, Develop. Physiol., Dr. D. Penney
Table 3.22 - Vascular Changes in Senescence.
- Decreased arterial compliance, increased elastance (collagen, arteriosclerosis, etc.)
- Increased pulse pressure due to less Windkessel Effect
- Increased pulse wave velocity
- Increased arterial resistance, thus increased mean arterial B.P. (not in all individuals or all societies)
- Higher concentration of circulating catecholamines
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