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Acute Cardiovascular Response To Exerciseby Gilbert W. Gleim, Ph.D., Neil L. Coplan, M.D., and James A. Nicholas, M.D.Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York - last modified 2013-02-10 00:00
BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, Second Series, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 211-218, April, 1986


It is difficult to define a generalized cardiovascular response to exercise. The cardiovascular system is one component of an integrated mechanism that functions to compensate for the increased metabolic demands of exercise, and the performance of each component is influenced by the action of the others. Cardiac disease, abnormalities of the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood (due to anemia, altered hemoglobin etc.) and differences in the degree of peripheral oxygen extraction that occur as a function of physical training all influence the circulatory system. This paper reviews the cardiovascular response to various types of exercise in patients without cardiovascular disease, and discusses the continuing controversy over regulation of the cardiovascular response to exercise.