Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 154–156 | Cite as

Systemic arterial blood pressure responses of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats to treadmill exercise

  • Osamu Kashimura
  • Shoji Igawa
Short communication


The present study was undertaken to compare the systemic blood pressure responses during graded acute exercise of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY). Systemic blood pressure was measured by left carotid artery catheter during exercise. Systolic blood pressure incre-ments with running exercises at 10, 15, and 20 m/min were significantly greater in SHRSP than in WKY. Diastolic blood pressure increments with exercise were singnificantly greater only at 20 m/min in SHRSP compared to WKY. This study suggests that the blood pressure response to exercise is accentuated in SHRSP.


Hypertension Exercise SHRSP 


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© Japanese Society of Hygiene 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Kashimura
    • 1
  • Shoji Igawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical EducationHonan CollegeTatsuno, NaganoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Health AdministrationNippon College of Physical EducationTokyo

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