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Arterial pressure response to maximal isometric exercise in pregnant women.
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PMID:  1536224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied the arterial pressure response to maximal leg exercise in 15 healthy volunteers at 29 and 35 weeks' pregnancy and at 8 weeks post partum. Resting mean arterial pressure at 35 weeks' gestation was similar to the postpartum control value of 88 mm Hg (range 73 to 111), but it was reduced by 10% at 29 weeks' gestation. Voluntary maximal effort averaged 2470 N (range 1450 to 3030) in the postpartum period, was similar at 29 weeks, and was reduced by 13% at 35 weeks' gestation. Mean arterial pressure showed a linear increase with force to a median maximum value of 131 (104 to 159) mm Hg, or 49% above the resting value in the postpartum period. The pressure response was unaffected by pregnancy, but was inversely related to maximal force, i.e., the individual's capacity to perform isometric exercise.
F K Lotgering; A van den Berg; P C Struijk; H C Wallenburg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-20     Completed Date:  1992-03-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  538-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Heart Rate
Longitudinal Studies
Physical Exertion
Pregnancy / physiology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Regression Analysis

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