The Analysis of Pulse Wave Velocity of Jeju female divers

제주 해녀의 맥파전도속도 분석

  • Lee, Han-Young (Nonprofit Organization of Jeju Haenyeo Cultural Heritage Preservation)
  • 이한영 (비영리법인 제주해녀문화보존회)
  • Received : 2015.07.07
  • Accepted : 2015.09.20
  • Published : 2015.09.28


In this study, we tried to analyze arterial stiffness of Jeju female divers who diver into cold water without the assistance of oxygen. For this purpose we measured pulse wave velocity and ankle-brachial index of Jeju female divers and same aged females who didn't have any cardiovascular risk for comparing the vascular stiffness. The results were the following : First, the light-femoral pulse wave velocity of Jeju female divers was significantly lower than normal women of the same ages. Second, Jeju female divers's ABI showed higher tendency than normal same aged women. These result showed that Jeju female divers' body had been completed for adaptation to low temperature and high pressure water environment through a long-term immersion activities in old age, as well as due to higher physical activity levels of Jeju female divers peripheral vascular resistance was not reduced.


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