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Heart rate adaptation to exercise training in cardiac-denervated dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7107469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the effect of cardiac denervation on the development of a training-induced decrease in heart rate at rest and during submaximal exercise, six cardiac-denervated (CD) and six sham-operated (SO) dogs were exercise trained by means of a 6-wk treadmill running program. Gastrocnemius citrate synthase activity increased significantly to the same degree in CD and SO dogs indicating that both groups were equally trained. Resting heart rates (RHR) for SO dogs decreased significantly from 64 +/- 4.8 to 51 +/- 3.2 beats/min (mean +/- SE) from pre- to posttraining. CD dogs showed no changes in RHR (95 +/- 3.5 to 96 +/- 5.3 beats/min). Heart rate responses of SO dogs to a standardized, submaximal exercise test decreased significantly from pre- to posttraining. However, CD dogs displayed no decrease in heart rate responses to the standardized, submaximal exercise test. Additionally, at pre- and posttraining, as heart rates rose in response to exercise test intensity, they increased to a significantly greater degree in SO dogs compared with CD dogs. The results indicate that in dogs, cardiac denervation prevents the decreases in resting heart rate and heart rate during submaximal exercise normally associated with endurance exercise training.
G A Ordway; J B Charles; D C Randall; G E Billman; D R Wekstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0161-7567     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-12     Completed Date:  1982-10-12     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801242     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol Respir Environ Exerc Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1586-90     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological*
Blood Pressure
Body Weight
Heart / physiology*
Heart Rate*
Muscle Denervation
Physical Conditioning, Animal*
Physical Exertion
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