Acute exposure to high-altitude hypobaric hypoxia induces a blood pressure rise in hypertensive humans, both at rest and during exercise. It is unclear whether this phenomenon reflects specific blood pressure hyperreactivity or rather an upward shift of blood pressure levels. We aimed at evaluating the extent and rate of blood pressure rise during exercise in hypertensive subjects acutely exposed to high altitude, and how these alterations can be counterbalanced by antihypertensive treatment.
Caravita S, Faini A, Baratto C, Bilo G, Macarlupu JL, Lang M, Revera M, Lombardi C, Villafuerte FC, Agostoni P, Parati G. Upward Shift and Steepening of the Blood Pressure Response to Exercise in Hypertensive Subjects at High Altitude. J Am Heart Assoc 2018 Jun 9;7(12).