Center for Pediatric Hypotensive Disease
- Founded: 1998
- Purpose: To study physiological processes related to orthostatic intolerance and other transient hypotensive states in children, adolescents, and young adults, including postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), postural hyperpnea, and vasovagal faint.
- Current research: Studies focus on measures of central and peripheral blood flow and blood volume, and their control by the autonomic nervous system and factors which modulate autonomic regulation. Includes circulatory dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome, circulatory control in forms of orthostatic intolerance, studies of the interactions between chemoreceptors and baroreceptors in conscious humans, measurements and control of the sympathetic nervous system in childhood obesity, and the development of practical tools to assess microvascular function and fluid flow in patients with renal failure.
- Contact: Julian Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., Director, (914) 594-4370
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