The Association Between Heart Rate Recovery and Endothelial Function in Abdominally Obese Women with the Metabolic Syndrome
Swift, Damon Leo, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia
Engelhard, Carolyn, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia
Purpose: To determine the relationship between heart rate recovery and endothelial function in abdominally obese women with the metabolic syndrome.
Methods: Twenty-two women (n=22) (age: 49.20 + 11.39 yr, mean + SD) with the metabolic syndrome were enrolled. Subjects underwent a brachial artery ultrasound to determine flow mediated dilation (FMD) and nitroglycerine mediated dilation (NTG). Heart rate recovery (HRrec) was assessed during 5 minutes of active recovery following a VO2 peak treadmill test.
Results: %FMD was not significantly correlated to 5 min. HRrec in all subjects (r= 0.23, p= .29). However, this relationship was significant in subjects with impaired FMD (FMD< 6%)(r=0.88, p
MA (Master of Arts)
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