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Finger blood pressure during leg resistance exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20432200     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood pressure (BP) assessment during resistance exercise can be useful to avoid high BP, reducing cardiovascular risk, especially in hypertensive individuals. However, non-invasive accurate technique for this purpose is not available. The aim of this study was to compare finger photoplethysmographic (FPP) and intra-arterial BP values and responses during resistance exercise. Eight non-medicated hypertensive subjects (5 males, 30-60 years) were evaluated during pre-exercise resting period and during three sets of the knee extension exercise performed at 80% of 1RM until fatigue. BP was measured simultaneously by FPP and intra-arterial methods. Data are mean+/-SD. Systolic BP was significantly higher with FPP than with intra-arterial: at pre-exercise (157+/-13 vs. 152+/-10 mmHg; p<0.01) and the mean (202+/-29 vs. 198+/-26 mmHg; p<0.01), and the maximal (240+/-26 vs. 234+/-16 mmHg; p<0.05) values achieved during exercise. The increase in systolic BP during resistance exercise was similar between FPP and intra-arterial (+73+/-29 vs. +71+/-18 mmHg; p=0.59). Diastolic BP values and increases were lower with FPP. In conclusion, FPP provides similar values of BP increment during resistance exercise than intra-arterial method. However, it overestimates by 2.6+/-6.1% the maximal systolic BP achieved during this mode of exercise and underestimates by 8.8+/-5.8% the maximal diastolic BP.
R S Gomides; R M R Dias; D R Souza; L A R Costa; K C Ortega; D Mion; T Tinucci; C L de Moraes Forjaz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1439-3964     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-28     Completed Date:  2010-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart . New York.
University of Sao Paulo, School of Physical Education and Sport, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Exercise Test / methods*
Fingers / blood supply
Hypertension / physiopathology*
Knee Joint / physiology
Middle Aged
Photoplethysmography / methods
Resistance Training / methods

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