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Exercise counters astronauts’ dizziness after space flight

Key clinical point: Workout program also benefits Earth-bound hypotensive patients.

Major finding: Systolic blood pressure decreased in space (106 mm Hg vs 120 mm Hg) but returned to normal after landing (122 mm Hg).

Study details: Prospective analysis of 12 astronauts.

Disclosures: The study was funded by NASA. Dr Levine has no financial disclosures.


Qi Fu et al. Circulation. 2019 July 19. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.041050.