A research group from the Fund at the Cleveland clinic presented interesting information held on the eve of the meeting of the American College of cardiology. Scientists said that during the flight the heart of the astronaut approaches the shape of a ball.
As evidence of scientists lead data taken with ultrasound scanner installed on Board the ISS project on space exploration NASA. All 12 astronauts have passed the examination, and the images were recorded and analyzed by scientists. Experts came to the conclusion that the heart of an astronaut on average is rounded to 9.4% for a few weeks in space conditions.
Despite the temporary nature of such changes, the consequences can be very formidable. Scientists agree that the change in heart shape is really dangerous factor that can adversely affect the nervous and cardiovascular system, carries a greater threat.