Scientists create a thermostat for blood pressure to help patients with spinal cord injuries

Paralysis or the loss of mobility are among the most pressing and clear consequences of a spinal cord injury. But many patients also face lesser-known complications that can disrupt their daily lives in other ways.
One of the most common problems is orthostatic hypotension, or not being able to maintain a stable blood pressure when switching positions between sitting, standing, or lying down. In the short term, this can lead to dizziness or fainting. In the long term, it can increase risk of heart attack or stroke, which are both leading causes of death for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. Read the rest…