Improving Blood Pressure

Improving Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk with Resistance Exercise in African Americans

The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of the best type of exercise for African Americans and Caucasians to do to improve blood pressure and the health of the heart and blood vessels. Our findings may be important for both the long-term prevention of cardiovascular disease and optimization of exercise guidelines for African Americans and Caucasians.

The Role of Cholesterol-induced Suppression

The Role of Cholesterol-induced Suppression of Kir channels in the Impairment of Flow- induced Vasodilatation in Human Arteries

The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of the processes behind the impairment of blood vessels due to high levels of cholesterol. The data obtained from this study could support the development of treatment and prevention options for people with high cholesterol levels.

Kir Channels

Microvascular Endothelial Kir Channels in Flow-Induced Dilation and Hypertension

The purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of the processes behind the impairment of blood vessels in people with elevated blood pressure. The data obtained from this study could support the development of treatment and prevention options for people with elevated blood pressure.

Bariatric Respiratory Exercise and Testing

Bariatric Respiratory Exercise and Testing for Healthy Living

This study examines the influence of breathing muscle performance on exercise capacity and health-related outcomes in morbidly obese patients undergoing weight-loss surgery. It is currently enrolling subjects from the UIH Bariatric Surgery Clinic. This study is supported by funding from the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation, The American Physical Therapy Association Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, and The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

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Publications

Members of the EXERT Vascular Lab consistently publish research findings in scientific journals and publications. Click below to see a list of our publications.

Our publications