Systolic blood pressure response to exercise testing is related to the risk of acute myocardial infarction in middle-aged men.

@article{Laukkanen2006SystolicBP,
  title={Systolic blood pressure response to exercise testing is related to the risk of acute myocardial infarction in middle-aged men.},
  author={Jari A Laukkanen and S Kurl and Rainer Rauramaa and Timo A Lakka and Juha M Ven{\"a}l{\"a}inen and Jukka Salonen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={421-8}
}
BACKGROUND We assessed the association of systolic blood pressure response to exercise with the risk of an acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN We conducted a population-based follow-up study. METHODS This study was based on 1731 middle-aged men without history of coronary heart disease who underwent a cycle ergometer exercise test. Systolic blood pressure was measured every 2 min during a cycle ergometer exercise test in 1731 men followed for 12.7 years on average. A total of 188 acute… CONTINUE READING
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