Academic Seminars

Maja Elstad, MD, PhD to present seminar 11/1/19 at 11, LIB-110: “Cardiorespiratory interactions promote human cardiovascular control”
October 25, 2019

Maja Elstad, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Physiology, Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Science
University of Oslo, Norway

“Cardiorespiratory interactions promote human cardiovascular control”

This seminar will focus on human cardiovascular control mechanisms, both as cardiorespiratory interactions and control of cerebral blood flow. Dr. Elstad’s lab has investigated the interaction between cardiovascular and respiratory systems in healthy humans. In particular, they have studied the circulatory effect from the respiratory pump in healthy humans during simulated hypovolemia. They found that the inspiratory negative intrathoracic pressure is important for cardiac filling during hypovolemia in particular and have also studied the control mechanisms of cerebral perfusion in humans. They have used an experimental protocol that reduces cardiac output and investigated the effect on cerebral blood flow, both in healthy subjects and during surgery in patients. This seminar will describe several clinical relevant situations that cardiorespiratory interactions promote the human cardiovascular control.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:00AM-12:00PM, LIB-110
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas