Christa Grosch

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The effect of a six-week strenuous exercise training programme (modified Bruce protocol, treadmill, three times per week) on resting and exercising blood pressure, heart rate, plasma catecholamines, chromogranin A, renin activity and aldosterone levels was investigated in 15 patients with mild hypertension. An identical exercise test was conducted at(More)
This study examined the effect of strenuous short-term dynamic exercise on the heart rate, blood pressure, plasma potassium and packed cell volume in mildly hypertensive subjects. At baseline a symptom-limited Bruce Exercise Protocol was carried out with blood pressure, heart rate, plasma potassium and packed cell volume measurements at fixed time points at(More)
It has been suggested that the systolic blood pressure (SBP) response to exercise may be useful in predicting future hypertension. However, controversy exists as to whether the SBP response to exercise in borderline hypertensives is actually greater than normotensives or merely increases equally but from a higher resting value. Our aim was to determine the(More)
Rupture of the thoracic aorta is usually widespread and fatal. Rupture limited by the lung and aorto-bronchopulmonary fistula are rare. We report two patients with a contained perforation of the thoracic aorta, who presented with haemoptysis. Chest radiographs demonstrated an aortic aneurysm and pulmonary haemorrhage in the first, while in the other(More)