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Table 1 Comparison of arterial blood pressure measured before and after thecold and hot stresstests

From: A vibration-based approach to quantifying the dynamic elastance of the superficial arterial wall

Parameters Cold stress (4 °C) Hot stress (42 °C)
Before After Before After
Systolic pressure (mmHg) 113 ± 14 117 ± 16* (p = 0.021) 123 ± 16 118 ± 17** (p = 0.005)
Diastolic pressure (mmHg) 70 ± 10 74 ± 10* (p = 0.016) 74 ± 12 71 ± 12** (p = 0.008)
Heart rate (beats/min) 73 ± 9 72 ± 9 (p = 0.647) 75 ± 12 71 ± 9** (p = 0.003)
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01