Document Detail


Post-exercise palpation of pulse rates: its applicability to habitual exercisers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15885039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite the increased popularity of heart rate (HR) monitors, endurance-trained adults as well as habitual exercisers often use pulse rate palpation to periodically monitor exercise intensity. However, due to the rapid recovery of HR following exercise bouts, post-exercise palpation of pulse rates may underestimate exercise HR. To test this hypothesis, we studied 20 young physically active adults performing two sets of exercise for 5 min at 70% and 85% of maximal HR on the treadmill; one with carotid and another with radial pulse count. Post-exercise palpation of pulse rate was lower (P < 0.01) than the actual HR during exercise, underestimating exercise HR by 20-27 bpm (beats per min). Even when ECG tracings of HR were analyzed immediately after exercise (0-15 s), a significant underestimation of exercise HR (7-9 bpm) still persisted (P < 0.05). Following exercise, pulse rate obtained by carotid palpation at both intensities and radial palpation at the lower intensity was no different from the corresponding HR measured with ECG. In the radial artery trial at the higher exercise intensity, pulse rate following exercise was lower (10 bpm; P < 0.05) than ECG-derived HR. Arterial stiffness, which is closely associated with arterial baroreflex sensitivity, was not significantly related to the changes in HR with carotid palpation. We concluded that post-exercise pulse palpations may not be appropriate as an indicator of exercise intensity in habitual exercisers.
Authors:
Allison E Devan; Barbara K Lacy; Miriam Y Cortez-Cooper; Hirofumi Tanaka
Related Documents :
22152079 - Effects of oxygen supplementation on cerebral oxygenation during exercise in chronic ob...
16627049 - Autonomic nervous system interaction with the cardiovascular system during exercise.
15885039 - Post-exercise palpation of pulse rates: its applicability to habitual exercisers.
9236439 - Long-term sequential changes in exercise capacity and chronotropic responsiveness after...
2914569 - Potentiation of the expression of nitrogen dioxide-induced lung injury by postexposure ...
22097899 - Fatigue-induced increase in intracortical communication between mid/anterior insular an...
25319169 - Predicted maximal heart rate for upper body exercise testing.
22813079 - Sport and exercise medicine and the olympic health legacy.
25251989 - Aerobic, resistance and combined exercise training on arterial stiffness in normotensiv...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0905-7188     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-11     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Blood Pressure
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Test
Female
Heart Rate / physiology*
Humans
Male
Texas
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AG-00847/AG/NIA NIH HHS; AG-20966/AG/NIA NIH HHS; HL072729/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Evaluation of general joint laxity, shoulder laxity and mobility in competitive swimmers during grow...
Next Document:  The influence of intermittent altitude exposure to 4100 m on exercise capacity and blood variables.