Published in Telemedicine Week, December 28th, 2004
Researchers in Italy report, "Two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) performed during flights with a parabolic trajectory to simulate weightlessness provides a unique means to study left ventricular(LV) modifications to prevent post-flight orthostatic intolerance in astronauts. However, conventional analysis of 2DE is based on manual tracings and depends on experience. Accordingly, the aim was objectively to quantify, from 2DE images, the LV modifications related to different gravity levels, by applying...
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