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Postexercise vasodilatation reduces diastolic blood pressure responses to stress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9989312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Regular physical exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular risk. We examined the effects of a single bout of moderate bicycle exercise on hemodynamic measures at rest and in response to the foot cold pressor (CP) and mental arithmetic (MA). Sedentary males and females (N = 32) were tested twice, following 20 minutes of moderate exercise (exercise day) versus 20 minutes of quiet rest (control day). Although resting blood pressure was no lower 20 minutes after exercise relative to the same time point on the control day, diastolic blood pressure responses to CP (p = .05) and MA (p = .06) were attenuated on the exercise day. Furthermore, recovery from moderate exercise versus control rest was also associated with reduced vascular resistance index (VRI) at rest and during exposure to both stressors (p's < or = .02). VRI reductions were largest in subjects with elevated vascular tone on the control day and were accompanied by increases in heart rate throughout the postexercise period (p's < or = .004) and higher cardiac index during exercise recovery and in response to CP (p's < or = .05). Thus, the cardiovascular benefit of exercise may in part be due to reduced VRI and attenuated cardiovascular responses to stress during the acute postexercise period.
Authors:
S G West; K A Brownley; K C Light
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0883-6612     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Behav Med     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-25     Completed Date:  1999-05-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510246     Medline TA:  Ann Behav Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diastole / physiology
Exercise*
Exercise Test*
Female
Hemodynamics / physiology
Humans
Hypertension / prevention & control*
Male
Time Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HL50778/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; R01 HL31533/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; RR00046/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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