Acute physiological responses to electrical muscle stimulation in a spinal cord injured man – a case study

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Title: Acute physiological responses to electrical muscle stimulation in a spinal cord injured man – a case study
Authors: McCormack, Kirsti
Carty, Amanda
Coughlan, Garrett
Crowe, Louis
Caulfield, Brian
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Date: Apr-2010
Abstract: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a leading cause of death in populations with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and is contributed to by a lack of opportunities to engage in physical activity as well as limited motor function [1]. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) has been suggested as a novel CV training tool to alleviate this problem associated with SCI by increasing peak oxygen consumption (VO2) and heart rate (HR) [2]. However the use of FES is limited by its effect on muscle fatigue as well as the need for specialist equipment and training. Our research group have devised an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) training device which has improved CV health in obese and chronic heart failure populations [3], whose symptoms are akin to those of SCI patients with CV symptoms. These results warrant further investigation into this system`s effects on the CV health of people with SCI.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Spinal injuryEms
Subject LCSH: Electric stimulation
Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Prevention
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter) UKIFESS, Salford, U.K., 15-16 April, 2010
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Computer Science Research Collection
Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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