UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Cardiovascular Disease

SCI and CV Events: Atherosclerosis as a Window
A video presentation from the 2013 State of Science (SOS) Conference on Prevention and Management of Secondary Health Conditions in People after SCI, jointly sponsored by the RRTC at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and the RRTC on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI.

Dyslipidemia as a Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
A video presentation from the 2013 State of Science (SOS) Conference on Prevention and Management of Secondary Health Conditions in People after SCI, jointly sponsored by the RRTC at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and the RRTC on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI.

Cardiometabolic Risk after SCI
A video presentation from the 2013 State of Science (SOS) Conference on Prevention and Management of Secondary Health Conditions in People after SCI, jointly sponsored by the RRTC at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and the RRTC on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI.

SCI and the Risk for Heart Disease
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Summer 2010)

Cardiometabolic Disorders after Spinal Cord Injury; Causes, Consequences, and Effective Interventions
Mark S. Nash, PhD., FACSM, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, Director of Applied Physiology Research, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miami, FL,October 2010 New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC) Annual Consumer Research Conference, Boston, MA

Incidence of Obesity in SCI and its Effects on Cardiovascular Disease
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Risk Analysis for Cardiovascular Disease after Spinal Cord Injury
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Coronary Heart Disease and SCI
Information Sheet from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Future Directions in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease after Spinal Cord Injury
Video presentation from the National Rehabilitation Hospital's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) State of the Science Conference held in Bethesda, Maryland on November 2 - 3, 2006.

Cardiovascular
A chapter from the Spinal Cord Injury Patient – Family Teaching Manual published by the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Spanish

Your Heart
This is one of the Educational Brochures from the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury SystemSpanish

Smoking's Effects on Secondary Complications of Spinal Cord Injury
This 11 minute video focuses on how many complications people experience after SCI are only made worse with smoking. Topics include respiratory complications (pneumonia), cardiovascular complications (blood flow), bladder cancer, osteoporosis (bone loss), pressure ulcers, pain, erectile dysfunction, and reproductive health for women. Also discussed, the almost equal harmful effects of secondhand smoke, how to quit smoking, and the benefits of quitting.

Cardiovascular Health
This 38 minute video examines the signs, symptoms and general treatment options of potentially life-threatening conditions such as Autonomic Dysreflexia, Hypotension, and Deep Vein Thrombosis. Also discusses self-care and general recommendations on maintaining heart health, including emergency treatment responses. This video 1 in an 11-part video series provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS).