Cardiovascular Control in Space & on Earth
The Challenge of Gravity
Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 397

By Bart Verheyden
Translated from the German by Ida-Theresia Marth                  
October 2007
Leuven University Press                                                        
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789058676184                                                     
152 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/2"
$99.50 Paper Original


Contents include:
Chapter 1: General Introduction
Neurocardiovascular regulation
Cardiovascular dynamics in orthostasis
Gravity and cerebral perfusion: the siphon controversy
Cardiovascular variability
Mathematical modeling of variations in aortic flow
Chapter 2: Influence of microgravity exposure on cardiovascular control mechanisms
Special characteristics of heart rate fluctuations during parabolic flight
Dynamic cardiovascular control during 60 min of thermoneutral head-out of water immersion
Respiratory modulation of cardiovascular rhythms before and after short-duration human spaceflight
Chapter 3: Tilt table testing in patients with neurally mediated syncope
Impact of age on the vasovagal response provoked by sublingual nitroglycerine in routine tilt testing
Tilt training therapy increases vasoconstrictor reserve in patients with neurally mediated syncope and a positive head-up tilt test
Chapter 4: Concluding remarks and perspectives
Cardiovascular variability and circulatory control mechanisms
Orthostatic blood pressure control: the challenge of gravity
Baroreflex function and orthostatic intolerance


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