Dr. Andrei Krassioukov and Cafe Scientifique – Video

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm




Dr. Andrei Krassioukov and Cafe Scientifique
On November 19 ICORD researchers Dr. Andrei Krassioukov, Dr. Chris West and Dr. Jaimie Borisoff presented a lively discussion about the challenges faced by paralympic athletes with spinal cord injury. Topics of discussion will include: the unique cardiovascular changes that occur following spinal cord injury, boosting, and personal reflections from a paralympic athlete. Dr. Andrei Krassioukov is a clinician-researcher devoted to helping people with SCI maintain their cardiovascular health. His focus is on a condition commonly known as autonomic dysreflexia (AD), a condition familiar to the majority of individuals with SCI as well as their caregivers. It is characterized as ranging from unpleasant to debilitating episodes of increased arterial blood pressure that can be commonly introduced by very simple stimuli, such as a tight belt or inappropriate wheelchair positioning. Without timely recognition and management the condition can complicate and lead to life-threatening situations.From:BCParaplegicViews:2 0ratingsTime:26:10More inNonprofits Activism

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