Near infrared manuscript written by J. Carter Luck published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Post date: Jul 22, 2017 5:31:31 PM

In this laboratory study, patients with peripheral artery disease performed plantar flexion exercise in the supine posture until symptoms of claudication occurred. Relative to age- and sex-matched healthy subjects we found that patients had a higher blood pressure response, a higher heart rate response, and a greater reduction in skeletal muscle oxygenation as determined by near-infrared spectroscopy. Our data suggest that muscle ischemia contributes to the augmented exercise pressor reflex in peripheral artery disease. Please see the citation on the Research tab.