publication . 0044 . 2012

The effect of exercise on the cardio-postural relationship

Bruner, Michelle;
Open Access
  • Published: 11 May 2012
Syncope is common in individuals who experience orthostatic hypotension which is often associated with cardiovascular conditions, brain injuries, and ageing. A bi-directional link between the cardiovascular and postural control systems was recently identified, and may provide insight into syncope and orthostatic hypotension. This thesis examined the inter-dependent relationship between cardiovascular and postural controls before and after light exercise to induce mild orthostatic stress. It was hypothesized that after exercise, there would be a greater reliance on the skeletal muscle pump to prevent venous pooling to maintain cardiac output and blood pressure, a...
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