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A Longitudinal Examination of Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, and Cognitive Consequences

This study compares heart rate, blood pressure, blood flow in the brain and body, and thinking abilities among individuals with spinal cord injury and healthy age-matched control subjects who do not have a spinal cord injury. The results will help guide future studies aimed at improving health, thinking, and longevity in the SCI population. 

Duration
4-5 hours.
Inclusion Criteria

Participants with SCI: 

  • Aged 50-75
  • Level of injury is between C1-T12.
  • Non-ambulatory 
  • Have an AIS grade of A, B, or C. 
  • Injury occurred more than 1 year ago.
Compensation

Participants receive $100 for study visit 1. Participants who take part in visit 2, the MRI/fMRI session, receive an additional $50. 

Research Categories
Spinal Cord Injury
Actively Recruiting
Yes