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Influence of tobacco smoking on dynamic cerebral auto-regulation

56 months
Approved budget:
Associate Professor Yu-Chieh Tzeng
Health issue:
Neurological (CNS)
Proposal type:
Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship
Lay summary
Little is known of how tobacco smoking, a major cardiovascular risk factor, alters Cerebral autoregulation (CA), the mechanism that maintains brain blood flow within physiological ranges. CA once impaired, increases the risk of brain haemorrhage, a debilitating form of cardiovascular disease. We will test the hypothesis that smoking blunts CA.