Effects of prolonged immobilization of the limb on radial artery mechanical properties.

@article{Giannattasio1998EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prolonged immobilization of the limb on radial artery mechanical properties.},
  author={Cristina Giannattasio and Monica Failla and Alessandra Grappiolo and Maurizio Bigoni and Stefano Carugo and Matteo Denti and Giuseppe Mancia},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1998},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={584-7}
}
Physical training is associated with an increase in arterial distensibility. Whether the effect of training on this variable is evident also for ordinary levels of exercise or no exercise is unknown, however. We have addressed this issue by investigating the effect on radial artery distensibility of prolonged monolateral immobilization of the ipsilateral limb versus the following resumption of normal mobility. We studied 7 normotensive subjects (age, 25.4+/-3.0 years; systolic/diastolic blood… CONTINUE READING