Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Exercise and Hypertension

  3. Mechanisms for the Blood Pressure Lowering Effects of Exercise

  4. The Pleiotropic Effects of Exercise on Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Their Interactive Effects with Blood Pressure

  5. Linda S. Pescatello
    Pages E1-E2
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-334

About this book


This text explores the state-of-the-art effects of exercise on blood pressure among adults with hypertension in addition to many of the possible mechanisms underlying essential hypertension in humans. The book contains chapters by distinguished experts on the effects of exercise on physiological systems known to be involved in hypertension development and maintenance as well as less well known aspects of hypertension such as exercise effects on the 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure profile, and inflammation and oxidative stress as they relate to hypertension. An emerging area, the effects of resistance exercise training on blood pressure is also covered. A unique aspect of the book is that it covers the effects of exercise mimetics on vascular cell adaptations in order to begin to elucidate some of the cellular mechanisms that may underlie blood pressure reductions with exercise training. The text also contains a chapter on the interactive effects of genes and exercise on blood pressure.

Effects of Exercise on Hypertension: From Cells to Physiological Systems will be of great value to professional individuals in cardiovascular medicine, the cardiovascular sciences, allied health care professionals, and medical and graduate students in the cardiovascular sciences and medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Linda S.┬áPescatello
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Performance LaboratoryUniversity of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology &StorrsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17075-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17076-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7852
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7860
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