New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

  • Blood Pressure


The purpose of this study is to determine the amount of cardiac work as measured by heart rate and blood pressure during physical exertion compared to sexual activity.

Study summary:

Physical exertion will be measured by a standardized treadmill test. Sexual activity will be performed in the study subject's home with his/her spouse or regular partner. Each study subject will wear a blood pressure and heart rate monitor at home during their sexual activity and will be asked to complete a one page diary upon completion of the activity. Normotensive and subject with mild hypertension will be studied to determine if hypertensive subjects have a relatively greater increase in their blood pressure during either physical exercise or sexual activity.


Inclusion Criteri 1) Male or female age 40-80 Exclusion Criteria 1. Current sexual partner less than six months duration or sexually inactive patients defined as engaging in sexual intercourse less than one time monthly 2. Uncontrolled hypertension (resting blood pressure >160/100); secondary hypertension; renal failure (serum creatinine >3.0); congestive heart failure (NYHA functional Class III-IV); acute coronary syndrome; PCI or open heart surgery within past 3 months; cerebrovascular disease within the past 6 months and any other major medical or psychiatric disorder. - Individuals who regularly (more than 3 times weekly) perform rigorous physical exercise. - Individuals unable to perform an exercise treadmill stress test. - Lack of informed consent



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sebastian Palmeri, MD
University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

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Location Contact:

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 07, 2020

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