Potential causes, mechanisms, and implications of post exercise hypotension

J Hum Hypertens. 2002 Apr;16(4):225-36. doi: 10.1038/sj.jhh.1001377.


Post exercise hypotension (PEH) is a phenomenon of a prolonged decrease in resting blood pressure in the minutes and hours following acute exercise. Knowledge of PEH is potentially useful in designing first line strategies against hypertension as well as allowing a further understanding of blood pressure regulation in both health and disease. Following a brief review of blood pressure responses to exercise, this paper will provide a current and comprehensive summary of PEH and integrate the current state of knowledge surrounding it.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure / physiology
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Hypotension / etiology*
  • Hypotension / physiopathology*
  • Time Factors