Special Issue "Cardiovascular Neural Regulation in Adults from Daily Life to Occupational Environment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
2. Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, 20090 Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular autonomic disorders; occupational medicine; shift-work; syncope; orthostatic intolerance; orthostatic hypotension
Interests: cardiovascular autonomic disorders; baroreflex; cardiovascular rehabilitation; physical therapy; exercise
2. Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular autonomic regulation; heart rate variability; sleep; vagal stimulation
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As a link between the central nervous system and the body viscera, the autonomic nervous system guarantees an adequate response to different environmental stimuli, in healthy adults. Cardiovascular neural regulation is a crucial component of this complex model, particularly in the presence of physical and psychological stress, in response to physical and chemical agents including pollutants, in different environmental microclimates, during orthostatic stress and in response to circadian rhythms alteration as happens, for example, during irregular work schedules.
The neural control of circulation involves baroreceptors and vagal nerves that connect the bulbar structures to the heart and sympathetic nerves that project to the spinal cord. Both nerve pathways contain afferent and efferent fibers. Bulbar and spinal nuclei are under the final control of supra-spinal and cortical structures.
The alteration of this complex network may significantly impact the human capability to adapt itself to different environmental stimuli including those characterizing different occupational settings and tasks. This may reduce human performances, promote diseases, increase the risk of accidents, and negatively impact public health.
In this Special Issue, the mechanisms of cardiovascular neural regulation in adults will be addressed in health and disease, with a special emphasis on its role in adaptation to environmental daily stimuli.
Prof. Dr. Franca Barbic
Prof. Dr. Roberto Antonio Zamuner
Prof. Dr. Eleonora Tobaldini
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- Working environments
- Heart rate and blood pressure variabilities
- Baroreceptor control
- Physical and psychological stress
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Cognitive performance