Cardiovascular effects of 20 days bed rest in healthy young subjects.

  title={Cardiovascular effects of 20 days bed rest in healthy young subjects.},
  author={Katsunobu Takenaka and Yoji Suzuki and Kiyoshi Kawakubo and Yuichiro Haruna and R Yanagibori and Hidetoshi Kashihara and Takashi Igarashi and Fumihiro Watanabe and Masao Omata and Flemming Bonde-Petersen},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
To evaluate the effects of inactivity on the cardiovascular system in normal subjects, left ventricular echocardiography and vascular ultrasound of the common carotid artery, abdominal aorta and femoral artery, and lower body negative pressure tests were performed in 14 healthy volunteers (mean age: 22 years) before and after 20 days of strict bed rest. Cardiac output was calculated from echocardiographic measurements and peripheral arterial flows by multiplying cross-sectional area of an… CONTINUE READING
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