Effect of Compression Garments on Cardiovascular Function during Recovery Phase

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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2018, 2018-July pp. 2869 - 2872
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© 2018 IEEE. The aim of this present research was to determine whether the cardiovascular function has been affected by wearing compression garments during the recovery phase. Fourteen subjects (men, n=7; women, n=7; 24.7 ± 4.5 years, 166.0 ± 7.6 cm; 60.9 ± 12.0 kg) completed a running protocol on a treadmill. Each subject participated in two running experiments, using either compression garments (CGs) or non- compression garments (NCGs) during exercise and 2 hours recovering time. Electrocardiogram (ECG) signals were collected during 2 hours recovery using wearable sensors. The present work indicated a statistically significant difference between CGs and NCGs from 90 minutes recovery onwards (p <0.05). ECG parameters showed some significant difference in heart rate (HR), ST and corrected QT (QTc) (p <0.05). Therefore, the cardiovascular function was positively influenced by the application of CGs during the recovery phase.
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