Visiting the Solar System – Cardiovascular effects on Solar System Planets

The microgravity environment causes significant changes to cardiovascular haemodynamics. During gravity transitions, a redistribution of body fluids occurs which can result in significant effects. In low gravity environments, fluid will redistribute to the top half of the body, whereas in high gravity, fluid will be pulled down to the lower limbs. In this project a lumped parameter computer model will be used to further explore these effects on the different planetary bodies in our Solar System.