Title: Effects of angiotensin II on arterial pressure, renin and aldosterone during exercise
Authors: Fagard, Robert ×
Lijnen, Paul
Amery, A #
Issue Date: Jan-1985
Series Title: European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology vol:54 issue:3 pages:254-61
Abstract: To evaluate the effect of isotonic exercise on the response to angiotensin II, angiotensin II in saline solution was infused intravenously (7.5 ng X kg-1 X min-1) in seven normal sodium replete male volunteers before, during and after a graded uninterrupted exercise test on the bicycle ergometer until exhaustion. The subjects performed a similar exercise test on another day under randomized conditions when saline solution only was infused. At rest in recumbency angiotensin II infusion increased plasma angiotensin II from 17 to 162 pg X ml-1 (P less than 0.001). When the tests with and without angiotensin II are compared, the difference in plasma angiotensin II throughout the experiment ranged from 86 to 145 pg X ml-1. The difference in mean intra-arterial pressure averaged 17 mmHg at recumbent rest, 12 mmHg in the sitting position, 9 mmHg at 10% of peak work rate and declined progressively throughout the exercise test to become non-significant at the higher levels of activity. Plasma renin activity rose with increasing levels of activity but angiotensin II significantly reduced the increase. Plasma aldosterone, only measured at rest and at peak exercise, was higher during angiotensin II infusion; the difference in plasma aldosterone was significant at rest, but not at peak exercise. In conclusion, the exercise-induced elevation of angiotensin II does not appear to be an important factor in the increase of blood pressure.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
ISSN: 0301-5548
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hypertension and Cardiovascular Epidemiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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