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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2009;12(1):47-54.
Published online January 30, 2010.
The Effects of 12-Weeks Aerobic Exercise in Elder Hypertension Patients on Pulse Pressure and Heart Rate Variability
Seol-Jung Kang, Byoung-Roh Kim, Seong-Jin Kim, Jong-Hyu Kim, Jong-Cheol Noh, Sang-hyun Lee, Jee-Young Hong
Changwon National University
Woosuk University
Sungkyunkwan University
Sejong University
Dankook University
Correspondence:  Seol-Jung Kang,
Email: sjkang803@hanmail.net
Received: 1 October 2009   • Accepted: 22 December 2009
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of 12 weeks aerobic exercise in elder hypertension patients on pulse pressure and heart rate variability.
METHOD
The subjects of this study consisted of elder hypertension patients(n=15). Subjects were preformed on a bicycle and treadmill walking at HRmax 60%-70% of exercise intensity for 40 minutes. Exercise treatment consisted of 5times per week continuing 12weeks. Heart rate variability analysis were measured for SDNN(standard deviation of all normal RR intervals), high frequency(HF), low frequency(LF), and LF/HF with SA-2000P/2000E Medicore.
RESULT
The systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and pulse pressure were significantly decreased in comparing with pre exercise, but SDNN and HF were significantly increased than pre-exercise. LF and LF/HF were significantly decreased after 12weeks exercise treatment than pre-exercise.
CONCLUSION
Aerobic exercise has a positive effects on pulse pressure regulation and an automatic nerve system function in elder hypertension patients.
Keywords: Aerobic exercise, Elder hypertension patients, Pulse pressure, Heart rate variability


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