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Department of Kinesiology

Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory

Lab Description

The Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory primarily focuses on the study of dynamic arterial blood pressure regulation, peripheral vascular responsiveness and sympathetic neural function.

cardiovascular lab

Lab Equipment

  • Strain-gauge plethysmography system
  • GE Logiq 7 Doppler Ultrasound Unit
  • Finometer Pro finger-cuff photoplethysmography
  • Tango automated upper-arm blood pressure cuffs
  • Microneurography acquisition/amplification system
  • Lode leg cycle ergometer
  • Handgrip dynamometer
  • ParvoMedics TrueOne 2400 Integrated Metabolic System
  • Biopac MP-150 data acquisition system
  • Electric tilt bed
  • Lower-body negative pressure unit

Current/Recent Projects

  • Arterial Baroreflex Function in African Americans at Rest and During Exercise (PI: Dr. David Keller; funded by NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)
  • The Effect of Continuous Circulating Water and Cyclical Compression Applied at Distal Thigh on Blood Flow Mechanics (PI: Dr. Cindy Trowbridge, Co-I: Dr. David Keller; funded by Cool Systems Inc.)