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  1. Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.

  2. Blood pressure and other heart measures not affected by pets

  3. Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses: The truth about cats and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Allen, Karen, Blascovich, Jim, Mendes, Wendy B.

  4. Effect of a pet dog on hypertensive process and self-disclosure during marital dialogue

    Contributor(s):: Holt, M. L.

  5. Pet ownership, but not ACE inhibitor therapy, blunts home blood pressure responses to mental stress

    Contributor(s):: Allen, K., Shykoff, B. E., Izzo, J. L., Jr.

    In the present study, we evaluated the effect of a nonevaluative social support intervention (pet ownership) on blood pressure response to mental stress before and during ACE inhibitor therapy. Forty-eight hypertensive individuals participated in an experiment at home and in the physician’s...

  6. Pet ownership and blood pressure in old age

    Contributor(s):: Wright, J. D., Kritz-Silverstein, D., Morton, D. J., Wingard, D. L., Barrett-Connor, E.

  7. High blood pressure: an integrative approach: a natural standard monograph

  8. Animal-assisted therapy for improving human health

    Contributor(s):: Cevizci, S., Erginoz, E., Baltas, Z.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet Therapy is an adjunctive therapy that takes advantage of human and animal interaction, activates physiological and psychological mechanisms, and initiates positive changes to improve metabolic health. In recent years, this interaction is use to treat...

  9. A friendly dog as potential moderator of cardiovascular response to speech in older hypertensives

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Cook, L. K., Tsai, C. C., Picot, S. J.

    As the population ages and obesity increases, the number of older adult hypertensives is rising dramatically. Uncontrolled hypertension (HTN) increases, and reducing blood pressure (BP), lowers cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and renal morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular reactivity, defined...