Inger Helene Nådland

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AIM The contributions of cardiac output (CO) and total peripheral resistance to changes in arterial blood pressure are debated and differ between dynamic and static exercise. We studied the role stroke volume (SV) has in mild supine exercise. METHODS We investigated 10 healthy, supine volunteers by continuous measurement of heart rate (HR), mean arterial(More)
Tolerance to +G(z) gravitational stress is reduced when +G(z) stress is preceded by exposure to hypogravity (fractional, 0, or negative G(z)). For example, there is an exaggerated fall in eye-level arterial pressure (ELAP) early on during +G(z) stress (head-up tilt; HUT) when this stress is immediately preceded by -G(z) stress (head-down tilt; HDT), termed(More)
The transient and steady-state effects of the calf muscle pump on the rise in muscle perfusion during rhythmic plantarflexions were investigated in 20 volunteers. Because a large hydrostatic column would increase the effect of a muscle pump, exercise in the supine and head-up tilted positions was compared. Within ~15 s of the start of muscle work, femoral(More)
The windkessel function of the arterial system converts the intermittent action of the heart into more continuous microcirculatory blood flow during diastole via the return of elastic energy stored in the walls of the arteries during systole. Might the same phenomenon occur regionally within the arterial system during tilting owing to regional differences(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been shown that the leg muscle pump increases arterial leg blood flow during upright exercise in healthy subjects, and that this effect is reduced in patients with incompetence of the great saphenous vein (GSV). In this study, patients with GSV reflux causing varicose veins were investigated after GSV stripping, to see whether the muscle(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been shown that the leg muscle pump increases the immediate rise in arterial leg blood flow during upright exercise in healthy subjects. The present study is the first to investigate the muscle pump effect in exercise hyperaemia in patients with venous insufficiency, who should be lacking an optimally functioning muscle pump. METHODS Any(More)
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