Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19102
Title: Blood pressure management - Isometric handgrip exercise reduces hypertension
Contributor(s): Carlson, Debra (author); Inder, Jodie (author); McFarlane, James R (author)orcid ; Dieberg, Gudrun  (author)orcid ; Smart, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000042
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19102
Abstract: Background: Hypertension is responsible for 45% of cardiovascular deaths due to heart disease and 51% due to stroke worldwide (WHO). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 31.6% of the Australian population had hypertension in 2011/2012. Our recent meta-analysis indicates that isometric exercise may be an effective treatment for those unable to conduct the recommended minimum 30 minutes per day of moderate aerobic exercise. The anti-hypertensive effect threshold of isometric handgrip training has not been established. Moreover, the usual handgrip intensity of 30% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) used in most studies is initially challenging for some people. Aims: To investigate the isometric handgrip intensity threshold for an anti-hypertensive effect, and the possibility of using a 5% MVC group as either a low intensity effect group or a true working control.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA), Melbourne, Australia, 2nd - 4th December, 2015
Conference Details: 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA), Melbourne, Australia, 2nd - 4th December, 2015
Source of Publication: Abstracts From the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, p. e9-e9
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0194-911X
Field of Research (FOR): 110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
110602 Exercise Physiology
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Series Name: Hypertension
Series Number : Volume 67, Issue 5
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