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Table 4 Parameters of Exercise test

From: Heart rate recovery and blood pressure response during exercise testing in patients with microvascular angina

  Control (n = 779) MVA (n = 191) p-value
Exercise time, min 7.9 ± 2.0 6.7 ± 2.4 <  0.001
Metabolic equivalents 9.8 ± 3.3 8.8 ± 5.2 0.001
Rest heart rate, bpm 69.5 ± 12.4 67.3 ± 11.6 0.028
Max heart rate, bpm 153.6 ± 18.6 144.7 ± 21.7 < 0.001
HR at recovery 1 min, bpm 122.3 ± 26.4 119.8 ± 25.7 0.238
HR at recovery 2 min, bpm 85.8 ± 15.1 81.0 ± 14.3 < 0.001
HRR 1 min, bpm 31.3 ± 22.7 24.9 ± 15.9 < 0.001
HRR 2 min, bpm 68.1 ± 15.5 64.1 ± 17.5 0.004
Blunted HRR, n (%) 236 (30.3) 53 (27.7) 0.537
Rest systolic BP, mmHg 126.5 ± 38.5 127.5 ± 14.2 0.731
Rest diastolic BP, mmHg 75.2 ± 10.8 74.5 ± 11.2 0.428
Max systolic BP, mmHg 171.4 ± 19.8 176.9 ± 23.9 0.004
Max diastolic BP, mmHg 81.1 ± 11.8 83.7 ± 11.7 0.007
EBPR, n (%) 90 (11.6) 41 (21.5) <  0.001
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD or frequency with percentage in parenthesis. MVA microvascular angina, HR heart rate, HRR heart rate recovery, BP blood pressure, EBPR exaggerated blood pressure response