Arterial Hypertension and Physical Activity

  • R. H. Fagard


Scientific evidence suggests that there is a mutual relationship between blood pressure and physical activity. On one hand, a high blood pressure may adversely affect exercise performance, on the other dynamic exercise training seems to contribute to the control of blood pressure. These relationships between pressure and activity will be explored in this review.


Hypertensive Patient Target Organ Damage Peak Oxygen Uptake Hypertensive Heart Disease Maximal Aerobic Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Fagard
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  1. 1.Hypertension and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Dpt. of Molecular and Cardiovascular Research, Faculty of MedicineUniv. of Leuven, K.U.L.LeuvenBelgium

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