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Table 2 Heart rate, brachial artery diameters, post-occlusion shear rate area under the curve, and post-occlusion time-to-peak

From: Brachial Artery Flow-mediated Dilation Following Exercise with Augmented Oscillatory and Retrograde Shear Rate

  Baseline Exercise Post-Exercise
Variable Control Cuffed Control Cuffed Control Cuffed
Heart rate (bpm)       
20 mmHg 47 ± 2 100 ± 3^† 60 ± 3^
40 mmHg 48 ± 2 101 ± 2^† 55 ± 3^
60 mmHg 50 ± 2 100 ± 2^† 57 ± 3^
60 mmHg + Vit C 48 ± 2 100 ± 2^† 55 ± 2^
Diameters (mm)       
20 mmHg 4.0 ± 0.09 4.2 ± 0.10 4.0 ± 0.08 4.0 ± 0.09 4.0 ± 0.07 4.1 ± 0.10*
40 mmHg 4.0 ± 0.07 4.1 ± 0.10 4.0 ± 0.08 4.1 ± 0.09 4.0 ± 0.10 4.2 ± 0.10*
60 mmHg 4.1 ± 0.10 4.1 ± 0.05 4.0 ± 0.09 4.1 ± 0.07 4.0 ± 0.09 4.2 ± 0.06*
60 mmHg + Vit C 4.0 ± 0.09 4.1 ± 0.08 4.0 ± 0.09 4.1 ± 0.09 4.0 ± 0.09 4.1 ± 0.10
SRauc (a.u.)       
20 mmHg 47.5 ± 3.69 57.4 ± 6.29* 64.8 ± 8.43^ 67.9 ± 9.58
40 mmHg 45.5 ± 4.65 48.3 ± 5.22* 57.2 ± 7.44^ 56.7 ± 5.41^
60 mmHg 45.7 ± 3.70 45.6 ± 3.91* 72.6 ± 12.91^ 60.9 ± 6.97^
60 mmHg + Vit C 41.7 ± 3.37 54.0 ± 6.23* 55.5 ± 6.14^ 61.5 ± 7.01
TTP (s)       
20 mmHg 35.0 ± 2.13 38.5 ± 2.50 47.8 ± 5.40^ 50.0 ± 5.83^
40 mmHg 35.3 ± 2.84 36.5 ± 2.63 41.0 ± 3.74 40.5 ± 2.92
60 mmHg 36.8 ± 2.31 34.5 ± 1.25 45.0 ± 4.55 40.5 ± 3.19
60 mmHg + Vit C 35.8 ± 2.26 35.8 ± 2.00 41.5 ± 3.91 40.8 ± 3.86
  1. Values are means ± SE. SRauc = shear rate area uncer the curve until peak dilation (arbitrary units). TTP = time-to-peak dilation. ^Significantly different versus baseline. *Significantly different versus control arm. †Significantly different versus post-exercise.