Unobtrusive Assessment of the Mechanical Aspects of Cardiovascular Performance (Closed)

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The need for unobtrusive cardiovascular monitoring in extra-clinical settings is imperative, but remains unfulfilled. As the population of patients burdened with chronic cardiovascular dysfunction, including heart failure, continues to grow, we should find solutions 1) to obtain an efficient surveillance of the patient’s health status also in daily life, 2) to enable physicians to tailor therapy and rehabilitation programs on the basis of the real patient reaction to the everyday challenges, and 3) to expand our understanding of cardiovascular pathophysiology during spontaneous behavior. In clinical settings, some of the most important parameters of cardiovascular performance that physicians consider, often by ultrasound measures, are related to the mechanical aspects of cardiovascular function. However, current technology does not facilitate the unobtrusive assessment of cardiovascular mechanics at home or during outdoor activities. For this reason, we open this call for papers on innovative approaches to monitor cardiovascular mechanics in daily life. We look forward to theoretical, methodological and experimental contributions with a physiological and clinical applicability. Papers uncovering signals origin, biological interpretation, and practical applications will be preferred to manuscripts entirely devoted to technology developments.

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