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Reproducibility of automated pulse wave velocity measurement during exercise. Running head: pulse wave velocity during exercise.
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PMID:  16878715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulse wave velocity measurement is used as an index of arterial stiffness. The purpose was to evaluate the reproducibility of pulse wave velocity measurement at rest, during exercise and recovery from exercise, using an automated device. Twelve healthy young adults (mean age 22.0 +/- 3.1 yrs) underwent an upright submaximal cycle test on two separate occasions, one week apart. Pulse wave velocity, systolic and diastolic blood pressures and heart rate were assessed at rest, during the last 2 min of exercise and 10 min later. Pulse wave velocity was measured on the upper limb and the forearm by the cross-correlation function of photoplethysmography and Doppler signals. Brachial artery pulse wave velocity was calculated from upper limb and forearm pulse wave velocities. No significant difference was found on duplicate measurements of heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressures at rest, during exercise and recovery, showing that pulse wave velocity was measured under similar conditions. Coefficient of variation for upper limb and forearm pulse wave velocities ranged from 2.9 to 5.9% at rest and during recovery, and were respectively 2.9% and 8.3% during exercise. However, coefficient of variation for brachial pulse wave velocity was 7.7 and 10.3% at rest, 15.7% during exercise, and 5.8% during recovery. During exercise, pulse wave velocity measurements were satisfying, but indirect assessment of brachial artery pulse wave velocity showed poor reproducibility. Thus, upper limb and forearm pulse wave velocities may be used during exercise to assess the effect of training or drugs on arterial wall mechanical properties.
S Nottin; G Walther; A Vinet; M Dauzat; L Beck; P Messner-Pellenc; P Obert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0003-9683     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-01     Completed Date:  2006-09-28     Revised Date:  2009-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406011     Medline TA:  Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire des Adaptations Cardiovasculaires à l'Exercice, Faculté des Sciences, Département STAPS, Avignon.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Brachial Artery / physiology*
Exercise Test*
Heart Rate / physiology
Reproducibility of Results
Rest / physiology

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