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P1.4 The Influence of Regular Interval Training on Blood Pressure, Arterial Stiffness and Endothelial Function Among Hypertensive Subjects

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of 6 months regular IPT on blood pressure, carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), central aortic pulse pressure and selected indices of endothelial function among previously pharmacologically treated subjects with mild or moderate arterial hypertension.

Methods

Study group consisted of 60 hypertensive subjects (31 males, 29 females) (age 54,5 ± 8,8 years) previously treated for at least 3 years, with well controlled hypertension, i.e. below 140/90 mmHg, using combined hypertensive therapy. Treatment has not been changed during study period. Study group was randomly subdivided into 2 subgroups. In the first group (G1) IPT was applied for 6 months (40 professional IPT sessions performed two times per week, for 50–60 minutes each time) accordingly to specially developed program. In the second, control group (G2) there were no training sessions, only medical advice to maintain physical activity accordingly JNC hypertension guidelines. At the baseline visit and then after six months (final visit) in both groups office BP, PWV and central pulse blood pressure (PP) using SphygmoCor device, as well as plasma high selective C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and albuminuria in the daily collection (ALB) were obtained.

Conclusions

In relatively short time period regular IPT among treated hypertensive subjects decreased significantly not only blood pressure but also pulse wave velocity and central pulse pressure without changing selected endothelial function markers.

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Kameczura, T., Rajzer, M. & Czarnecka, D. P1.4 The Influence of Regular Interval Training on Blood Pressure, Arterial Stiffness and Endothelial Function Among Hypertensive Subjects. Artery Res 8, 130 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2014.09.085

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