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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Aging and Blood Pressure in Astronauts (LSAHNEWSV8_1_2)
Research Area:
Cardiovascular physiology
Clinical medicine
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVE:
A decline in cardiovascular function is expected with aging in the general population. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements were examined to describe the effects of aging on the cardiovascular function of the LSAH population.


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Publications
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aging and Blood Pressure. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. February 1999;8(1):3.

Keywords
Aging
Blood pressure

Parameters
Age
Diastolic blood pressure
Systolic blood pressure

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
LSAH 01/01/1989 05/31/2010 21 years

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)