Presentation of oral power points/case study.
One relevant research study that used the method of examining the cardiovascular and lymphatic system is “Cardiac-Lymphatic Interaction in Shock” by Kazuma Okamoto and colleagues (2019).
This study was designed to examine the interaction between the lymphatic and cardiovascular systems during septic shock. It is a serious infection condition that can cause organ damage and even death. Researchers sought to determine the role played by the lymphatic in controlling the cardiac response to severe septic shock.
Researchers used a mouse model to study septic shock caused by bacteria. Next, they measured various parameters of the cardiovascular and lymphatic system, such as heart rate, blood pressure and lymphatic flow.
Study results showed that severe septic shock resulted in a substantial increase in the vessel size and lymphatic flow, which indicates that the lymphatic system had been activated by the infection. Researchers also discovered that blocking lymphatic function could worsen the cardiac response in response to septichock, which suggests that the lymphatic systems plays an important protective role in the regulation of the cardiovascular response.
This study provides insights into the interplay of the lymphatic and cardiovascular systems in septic shock. It also highlights the need to consider both these systems when managing this potentially life-threatening condition.