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Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention

April 2004, Volume 24 Number 2 , p 128 - 135


  • Douglas R. Knight MD, PhD
  • Philip Y. Wong MD
  • Stacy Woodard PhD
  • Hugh D. Allen MD


CONCLUSIONS: The difference between experimental and control VO2 was attributable to inflated thigh cuffs. At no time was experimental VO2 significantly lower than control VO2. The clinical implication of the results is that skeletal myopathy, not reduced blood flow, is essential for decelerating the VO2 on-kinetics of patients with obstructive vascular disease. The warranted conclusion is that square-wave exercise with inflated thigh cuffs stimulates a third phase of VO2 on-kinetics.

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