Task Impact of Long Duration Space Flight On Cardiac Structure and Function (Long Duration-Cardiac -- Thomas, Active) (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/20 02:45:15 PM (Central)
Short Title: Long Duration - Cardiac
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Solicited
Aims:
  1. The first task in this project is to develop and validate methodology to extract strain and torsion from space station echocardiography and then combine it with the numerous pre- and post-flight studies that will be conducted over the next four years. From these data, the researchers will have a comprehensive view of the heart in space.
  2. This information will be integrated into evolving mathematical models of the heart developed by Thomas and his collaborators and will be made available to the NASA community via integration into the Digital Astronaut project.
  3. Finally, the researchers are involved extensively in the development of next-generation echocardiography machines and have the unique opportunity to develop and validate advanced applications for space use.
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