Circadian blood pressure variability and exercise therapy

A. Havelková, J. Siegelová, B. Fišer, L. Mífková, V. Chludilová, J. Pochmonová, P. Vank, M. Pohanka, J. Dušek, Germaine G Cornelissen-Guillaume, F. Halberg

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The objective of this study was to find if there was a relationship between the time when cardiovascular rehabilitation was running in the patients after myocardial infarction and an average daily value of systolic and diastolic blood pressure at 7-day ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Systolic and diastolic pressures significantly increased in patients who underwent cardiovascular rehabilitation in the morning from 9.00 a.m. to 10.15 a.m., and significantly decreased in those who did their physical exercise in the afternoon from 1.30 p.m. to 2.45 p.m., compared to their blood pressure values on days without rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-196
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Medica Facultatis Medicae Universitatis Brunensis Masarykianae
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2007


  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation
  • Chronobiology
  • Circadian variability


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