Interactive effect of acute sympathetic activation and exercise intensity on the dynamic response characteristics of vascular conductance in the human calf muscle

@article{Green2014InteractiveEO,
  title={Interactive effect of acute sympathetic activation and exercise intensity on the dynamic response characteristics of vascular conductance in the human calf muscle},
  author={Simon Green and Evan H. D. Cameron},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={115},
  pages={879-890}
}
The effect of acute activation of the sympathetic nervous system on the dynamic response of muscle hyperaemia during exercise at different intensities is not clear. To explore this, six men performed 16, 5-min bouts of intermittent calf contractions at two intensities (25 and 50 % MVC) and two levels of sympathetic activation (CPT cold pressor test, CON control). Mean arterial pressure (MAP) and leg vascular conductance (LVC leg blood flow/MAP) were measured during rest and contractions (3 s… CONTINUE READING