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Central blood pressure and aortic pulse wave reflection in water-exercised postmenopausal hypertensive women: A cross-sectional study

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Barboza, Catarina de Andrade [1] ; Moura, Eliezer Guimaraes [1, 2] ; Ministro, Gabriela [1] ; Castano, Javier Bedoya [1] ; Silva Santos, Gabriela C. [1] ; Dias Junior, Gilmar [1] ; Moreno Junior, Heitor [3] ; Rodrigues, Bruno [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Phys Educ, UNICAMP, FEF, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Ctr Adventist Sao Paulo, UNASP HT, Lab Studies Phys Act Metab & Hlth, Hortolandia, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, FCM, Sch Med Sci, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Experimental Gerontology; v. 143, JAN 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Exercise training has been associated with the attenuation of cardiovascular impairment after menopause. This study aimed to compare central and peripheral blood pressure and aortic pulse wave reflection in sedentary and trained (aerobic exercise in the water) hypertensive postmenopausal women. Hypertensive postmenopausal women were divided into sedentary (SED, n = 53) and trained groups (TR, n = 31). Self-reporting from the trained group presented a mean of 1.7 +/- 0.3 years of exercise practice in the water. Central blood pressure and amplification indexes (AIx) were obtained by the applanation tonometry of radial and aortic arteries. No changes were observed in systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the TR group than the SED group; however, office diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was reduced compared to the SED group. Central blood pressure and augmentation index (AIx@75%) values were similar in the SED and TR groups. These data suggest that self-reported long-term exercise training in the water could not improve central hemodynamic variables in postmenopausal hypertensive women compared to sedentary ones. However, it should be emphasized that DBP levels were reduced in trained subjects, which might reduce cardiovascular outcomes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/24726-1 - Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with aerobic exercise training in resistant hypertensive subjects to ventilatory, hemodynamic, autonomic and immunological parameters
Grantee:Catarina de Andrade Barboza
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 17/21320-4 - Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on breathing variability and post-exercise hypotension in resistant hypertensive subjects
Grantee:Bruno Rodrigues
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants