Stress-Recovery State in Fibromyalgia Patients and Healthy People. Relationship with the Cardiovascular Response to Stress in Laboratory Conditions

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 30;17(9):3138. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17093138.


The current study´s objective was to determine the relationship between stress-recovery state and cardiovascular response to an acute stressor in a sample of female fibromyalgia patients in comparison with a control group of healthy participants. The laboratory procedure was completed by 36 participants with fibromyalgia and by 38 healthy women who were exposed to an arithmetic task with harassment while blood pressure and heart rate were measured during task exposure.

Keywords: cardiovascular response; fibromyalgia; stress; stress-recovery state; sympathetic nervous system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Pressure*
  • Cardiovascular System / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Fibromyalgia* / physiopathology
  • Heart Rate*
  • Humans
  • Stress, Psychological*