Helen Cowan

Registered Nurse, Elderly Care; Care Home Care Coordinator, Oxford, UK

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Postprandial hypotension: lessons from Sir Roger Bannister's textbook

The following points summarise the main concepts discussed in the fourth edition of Autonomic Failure (Mathias and Bannister, 1999)..

Cardiac syncope: lessons learned from Sir Roger Bannister's textbook

Thus begins Professor Martin Samuel's chapter on neurocardiology (Samuels, 2013). He presents powerful evidence that overactivity of the sympathetic limb of the autonomic nervous system is the common...

Orthostatic hypotension: the last 20 years

‘The prime concern of the cardiovascular system is tissue perfusion, with blood pressure and blood flow therefore being of critical importance. These are influenced by a number of factors, with...

Sir Roger Bannister: pioneer of the cardiovascular autonomic nervous system

To the world, Sir Roger Bannister was known as the first man to run a sub-4-minute mile. However, he worked in medicine for 60 years while, in his words, he ‘ran for about eight’ (Graham, 2018). With...

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