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Aging and Cardiopulmonary Function (LSAHNEWSV9_2_2)
Research Area:
Cardiovascular physiology
Clinical medicine
Pulmonary physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Previous analyses have compared age-specific values for certain physiological measurements among both the astronauts and comparison participants as part of the process to separate the effects of space flight from the background effects of aging. In this article, we examine the changes in cardiovascular and pulmonary functions of participants as they age. In the general population, cardiopulmonary function decreases with aging. Similar associations were found among the LSAH population.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aging and cardiopulmonary function. In: Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health Newsletter. November 2000;9(2):1-3.

Cardiovascular physiology
Pulmonary ventilation

Data Information
Data Availability
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Forced expiratory volume (FEV)
Forced vital capacity (FVC)
VO2 max

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: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)