Effect of postural changes and isometric exercise on Doppler-derived measurements of diastolic function in normal subjects.

@article{Kmetzo1991EffectOP,
  title={Effect of postural changes and isometric exercise on Doppler-derived measurements of diastolic function in normal subjects.},
  author={J J Kmetzo and Gary D. Plotnick and John S. Gottdiener},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1991},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={357-63}
}
To determine if simple maneuvers that occur in daily life, such as changes in body position and isometric handgrip exercise, affect Doppler-derived measurements of diastolic function, we studied 22 normal male subjects in the supine position at rest and during several postural manipulations and during handgrip exercise. Comparison of values obtained in the 80 degrees upright tilt position with those obtained in the standard supine position revealed significant decreases in early diastolic flow… CONTINUE READING