A 20-year evolution of cardiac performance in microgravity in a male astronaut

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This work was supported by the Grants 50WB1255 and 50WB1517 of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. We are grateful to the German Aerospace Center for providing the flight opportunity during the 22nd DLR Parabolic Flight Campaign. We are also thankful to Wolfram Sies for his technical support and to the appointees of NOVESPACE for all their skillful help.

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UL, SM, GKP, AG, PFM, PG, LEJB, HWS contributed substantially to conception and design of the study. UL, SM, GKP, AG, PFM, PG, HWS performed data acquisition. UL, SM, JT, KH, FH, AG performed statistical data analysis. UL, SM, JT, GKP, KH, FH, AG, PFM, PG, LEJB, HWS, BDL, JJ contributed to interpretation of the data of the work. UL and JJ wrote the first draft of the manuscript. All authors contributed to manuscript revision, read and approved the submitted version.

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Limper, U., Moestl, S., Tank, J. et al. A 20-year evolution of cardiac performance in microgravity in a male astronaut. Clin Auton Res (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10286-019-00657-1

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