cardiac atrophy

cardiac atrophy

a wasting of heart muscle usually caused by cachexia, aging, or a mediastinal tumor.
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Commonly measured hemodynamic parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac output appear to be clinically near normal during spaceflight so it has been difficult to determine a driving force for the observed degree of cardiac atrophy.
The Integrated Cardiovascular experiment is studying heart mass and rhythms to gleen information about cardiac atrophy, or the decrease in the size of the heart muscle that seems to develop during long-duration spaceflight.
Extreme consumption of Tramadol causes breathlessness, sleep, skeletal muscle relaxation, coma, spasms, slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, cardiac arrest, and other side effects such as decreasing iris size, vomiting, cold skin, and cardiac atrophy.