Physical training and baroreceptor control of sympathetic nerve activity in humans

Guido Grassi, Gino Seravalle, David A. Calhoun, Giuseppe Mancia

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Abstract

In nine sedentary subjects (16.5±0.4 years, mean±SEM) we measured blood pressure (Finapres device), heart rate (electrocardiogram), and postganglionic muscle sympathetic nerve activity (microneurography from the peroneal nerve) at rest and during intravenous infusion of phenylephrine and nitroprusside. These measurements were performed before and after 10 weeks of endurance training (2 h/d, 5 d/wk) that increased maximum oxygen consumption from 34.8±2.1 to 40.4±1.8 mL/kg per minute (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-301
Number of pages8
JournalHypertension
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994

Keywords

  • autonomic nervous system
  • heart rate
  • physical education and training
  • pressoreceptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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