Table 2.

Popliteal artery vascular measures at baseline and during FMD before and after 5 days of reduced daily physical activity in the heated and nonheated legs

Baseline Diameter, mmPeak Diameter, mmSRAUCPeak FMD-to-SRAUC Ratio, AUTime to Peak, s
Heated leg
    Pre5.78 ± 0.216.17 ± 0.2222,262.91 ± 2,616.980.37 ± 0.0698.69 ± 7.67
    Post5.66 ± 0.226.02 ± 0.2422,254.92 ± 3,126.640.35 ± 0.0578.77 ± 6.43
Nonheated leg
    Pre5.81 ± 0.236.20 ± 0.2420,628.46 ± 2,963.320.38 ± 0.0585.62 ± 9.87
    Post5.77 ± 0.225.94 ± 0.2319,825.03 ± 2,296.180.18 ± 0.03*84.15 ± 6.03
  • SRAUC, shear rate area under the curve; AU, arbitrary units; pre and post, before and after 5 days of reduced daily physical activity, respectively.

  • * P < 0.05 vs. pre.

  • P < 0.05 vs. heated leg.