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Is hypertension associated with a greater increase in creatine kinase activity following cycling exercise? A case study

Debora Henriques, Ester Tebaldi, Tamires Coelho, Alvaro Dutra, Rafael Pereira, Alexander J Koch, Marco Machado
DOI: 10.5603/AH.a2018.0004
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Arterial Hypertension 2018;22(2):104-106.

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Vol 22, No 2 (2018)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2018-05-30

Abstract

We describe discrepant behavior of serum creatine kinase (CK) activity during and after cycling in a hypertensive athlete when compared to the healthy athletes from the same team of endurance cyclists. Heart Rate (HR), Blood Pressure (BP), Perceived Exertion (PE) and serum CK activity were evaluated before, during and after 150 km indoor cycling. The results showed that there were no differences between the hypertensive athlete and the healthy athletes in time trial (186.3 min vs. 179.1 ± 14.9 min), HR (159.3 ± 11.4 bpm vs. 169.5 ± 7.8 bpm respectively) and PE (6.3 ± 1.5 vs. 6.3 ± 1.3). Systolic BP was higher in hypertensive athlete before, during and after the exercise. Serum CK activity was higher (+47%) at baseline and exhibited a higher increase (> +200%) after exercise. Our finding shed light on a hypothesis regarding the interindividual variability of serum CK activity and its possible interaction with hypertension.

Abstract

We describe discrepant behavior of serum creatine kinase (CK) activity during and after cycling in a hypertensive athlete when compared to the healthy athletes from the same team of endurance cyclists. Heart Rate (HR), Blood Pressure (BP), Perceived Exertion (PE) and serum CK activity were evaluated before, during and after 150 km indoor cycling. The results showed that there were no differences between the hypertensive athlete and the healthy athletes in time trial (186.3 min vs. 179.1 ± 14.9 min), HR (159.3 ± 11.4 bpm vs. 169.5 ± 7.8 bpm respectively) and PE (6.3 ± 1.5 vs. 6.3 ± 1.3). Systolic BP was higher in hypertensive athlete before, during and after the exercise. Serum CK activity was higher (+47%) at baseline and exhibited a higher increase (> +200%) after exercise. Our finding shed light on a hypothesis regarding the interindividual variability of serum CK activity and its possible interaction with hypertension.

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Keywords

blood pressure, creatine kinase, muscle damage, endurance

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Title

Is hypertension associated with a greater increase in creatine kinase activity following cycling exercise? A case study

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 22, No 2 (2018)

Pages

104-106

Published online

2018-05-30

DOI

10.5603/AH.a2018.0004

Bibliographic record

Arterial Hypertension 2018;22(2):104-106.

Keywords

blood pressure
creatine kinase
muscle damage
endurance

Authors

Debora Henriques
Ester Tebaldi
Tamires Coelho
Alvaro Dutra
Rafael Pereira
Alexander J Koch
Marco Machado

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