Title: Effect of calcium channel blockade and beta-adrenoceptor blockade on short graded and single-level endurance exercises in normal men
Authors: Vanhees, Luc ×
Fagard, Robert
Amery, A #
Issue Date: Jan-1988
Series Title: European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology vol:58 issue:1-2 pages:87-91
Abstract: The effect of verapamil (240 mg) on exercise capacity was studied during a short graded and a single-level endurance exercise test in 12 normal volunteers; it was compared to the effects of atenolol (100 mg x day-1). Intake of verapamil, atenolol and placebo, administered according to a randomized, double-blind cross-over design, was started 3 days before the exercise tests. Compared to placebo, verapamil did not affect peak oxygen uptake in the graded test or exercise duration in the endurance test. Heart rate, systolic blood pressure, rating of perceived exertion and respiratory data at submaximal and peak exercise were unaffected in either test. On the other hand atenolol reduced maximal oxygen uptake by 5% (p less than 0.001) and endurance exercise duration by 17% (p less than 0.05). Besides marked decreases in heart rate and systolic blood pressure during the two types of exercise, atenolol also reduced oxygen uptake at submaximal exercise levels and it increased the rating of perceived exertion (p less than 0.05), the latter only during the endurance exercise test.
ISSN: 0301-5548
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Research Group for Rehabilitation in Internal Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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