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Clin Exp Hypertens, 2020; 42(4): 345-351, PMID: 31514544

The acute effects of different frequencies of whole-body vibration on arterial stiffness.

Year: 2020

Kim E, Okamoto T, Song J, Lee K
Department of Physical Education, Dongguk University , Seoul , The Republic of Korea.


Whole-body vibration (WBV) can decrease arterial stiffness, but the effects of low-frequency WBV on arterial stiffness are not known. The aim of this study was to clarify the acute effects on arterial stiffness of WBV by vibration frequency. This study involved 9 healthy men (age: 31 +/- 7 years). Each WBV session involved 3 sets of 4 different vibrations (0 Hz [control], 12 Hz, 20 Hz, 30 Hz) lasting 60 s with a 60-s inter-session rest interval. During WBV, the participants adopted a static squat position with their knees bent. An automatic oscillometric device was used to measure brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) before (baseline) and 5, 15, and 30 min after WBV. There was a significant decrease in baPWV from baseline at 30 min (P = .02) after WBV at 30 Hz. However, there was no change in baPWV at any time points after WBV at 0 (control), 12, and 20 Hz. These results suggested that low-frequency WBV does not affect arterial stiffness.

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