Hypertension in cold

Project name:
Hypertension in cold

Principal investigators:
Tiina Ikäheimo, Adjunct professor (CERH, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu) and Jouni Jaakkola, Professor (Dean for Research, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu and Director of CERH at the University of Oulu)

Other investigators:
Juhani Hassi (CERH, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu)
Hannu Rintamäki (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanmäki (Institute of Health Sciences, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu)
Riitta Antikainen (Oulu City Hospital and University of Oulu)
Karl-Heinz Herzig (Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu)
Matti Mäntysaari (Finnish Defence Forces and University of Oulu)
Heikki Huikuri (Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu)
Mikko Tulppo (Department of Exercise and Medical Physiology, Verve)
Antti Kiviniemi  (Department of Exercise and Medical Physiology, Verve)
Esa Hohtola (Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu)
Jukka Jauhiainen (Oulu University of Applied Sciences)
Aino Rantala (CERH, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu)
Tuomas Kenttä (Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu)

Graduate students:
Heidi Hintsala, (CERH, Medical Faculty, University of Oulu)
 
Objectives:
To evaluate cardiovascular responses to cold in hypertension
 
Description:
Exposure to cold environments causes an immediate rise in blood pressure. In addition, blood pressure is permanently at a higher level during the winter compared with summer season. The cold induced blood pressure increase may be even more harmful to hypertensive people who have already an elevated BP. The aim of this project is to assess the cardiovascular responses to cold with hypertensive subjects.

Schedule/duration:
2010-2012

Funding:
Funding for the project has been obtained through a grant from the National Institute of Health and Welfare.
 

Last updated: 28.6.2016