Effects of daily activities on ambulatory blood pressure during menstrual cycle in normotensive women.

@article{Tsai2003EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of daily activities on ambulatory blood pressure during menstrual cycle in normotensive women.},
  author={Pei-Shan Tsai and Carolyn B. Yucha and David Sheffield and Mark C. K. Yang},
  journal={Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={25-36}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether (1) there is a menstrual phase effect on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR), and (2) the effects of physical effort, posture, or moods on BP and HR is mediated by the menstrual phase. Twelve normotensive women, aged between 28 and 50, with normal menstrual cycles were studied. BP was measured at 30- to 60-min intervals during a 24-hr period using an ambulatory BP monitor on Days 1, 8, 15, and 22 of the menstrual cycle. Participants were… CONTINUE READING