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The effect of light exercise upon blood flow velocity determined by laser-Doppler flowmetry.
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PMID:  15371004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The dominant, 0.1 Hz frequency, Traube-Hering component of blood flow velocity, which is related to baroreflex activity, may be modulated through the established techniques of manipulative medicine. Light exercise programmes, appropriate for use by the elderly and collectively termed gymnastique douce, also are believed to impact the baroreflex in a positive manner. Our objective was to test the relationship between the Traube-Hering oscillation and light exercise. METHODS: Using laser-Doppler flowmetry to quantify the Traube-Hering and other components of the blood flow velocity oscillation, we compared flowmetry records of 10 subjects before and immediately following a light-exercise programme. RESULTS: The data show that the light exercise programme amplifies the 0.1 Hz component of the blood flowmetry record. CONCLUSIONS: The 0.1 Hz component of blood-flow velocity is physiologically linked to baroreflex activity. It is this component that is augmented by a light exercise programme.
N Sergueef; K E Nelson; T Glonek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical engineering & technology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0309-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Eng Technol     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-16     Completed Date:  2004-10-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702125     Medline TA:  J Med Eng Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Baroreflex / physiology
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology*
Computer Simulation
Exercise / physiology*
Fourier Analysis
Laser-Doppler Flowmetry*
Middle Aged

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