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Human Physiology

, Volume 43, Issue 7, pp 774–776 | Cite as

Prognostic Values of Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Cosmonauts

  • S. P. Builov
  • Yu. I. Voronkov
  • G. P. Stepanova
  • L. M. Filatova
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Abstract

A ten-year follow-up study was focused on comparison of risk factors of atherosclerosis and damage to target organs in a group of 40- to 65-year-old cosmonauts and volunteers in the same age range. It was shown that the incidence of supraventricular extrasystoles in the groups increased with aging by 85 and 80%, respectively, inferring the risk of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. The primary predictors of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) in cosmonauts are decreased endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the right brachial artery, C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level > 2 mg/L, and high atherogenic index. These CAD predictors should be of particular concern during medical screening of candidates for cosmonauts.

Keywords

cosmonauts cardiovascular risk atherosclerosis coronary artery disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Builov
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Voronkov
    • 1
  • G. P. Stepanova
    • 1
  • L. M. Filatova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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