We examined whether responder type groups reflecting patterns
of hemodynamic reactivity might also differ in recovery responses.
Cardiac output (CO), total peripheral resistance (TPR), systolic
and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, and Heather index
were assessed at rest and during speech and cold pressor tasks
in young adults. Participants (n = 152) were classified
as myocardial, vascular, or mixed-mild responders based on CO
and TPR responses to speech presentation. Vascular responders
exhibited slower CO and TPR speech recovery than the myocardial
and/or mixed-mild groups. Responder type differences in reactivity
showed limited task-generalizability. The sustained vascular
response pattern of the vascular group is consistent with that
seen in hypertension. In light of associations of heightened
TPR with markers of disease risk, this suggests potentially
negative health implications for vascular responders.