Lecture Dr. Eugenia Isasi
16-07-2019 13:00 ZH 4E11.1 "De Maas" VUmc

LECTURE DR. EUGENIA ISASI - GRAVITATIONAL STRESS IN THE TREATMENT OF VASCULAR PATHOLOGIES: EXPERIENCE IN URUGUAY

Brief summary
In this talk, I will summarize some data obtained from the research on the therapeutic effects of Gravitational Stress, done by Drs. Maria and Elida Isasi, both medical cardiologists, since the late 1970s to the present, in the Gravitational Therapy Center in Montevideo, Uruguay. Gravitational stress (GS), through human centrifugation, constitutes a mechanical stimulus over the vessels wall, which induces the synthesis and release of biologically active substances such as prostacyclin. The endothelium, located in a strategic anatomical position between blood and the vascular smooth muscle cells, is the target organ of GS. GS induces a sustained vasodilation improving tissue perfusion. GS, applied as a therapy, improves the functional capacity of patients with ischemic cardiopathy with or without myocardial infarction, obstructive peripheral arteriopathy, and diabetic vasculopathy, among others. GS improves severe Raynaud´s phenomenon, digital ischemia, significantly reduce vascular pain and skin sclerosis in patients with connective tissue autoimmune diseases like Systemic Sclerosis. Lastly, GS facilitates the lymphatic and venous drainage improving patients with Primary or Secondary Lymphedema of the lower or upper limbs.

Brief CV
Eugenia Isasi is biologist with a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of the Republic (UdelaR) in Montevideo, Uruguay. She is Assistant Professor of the Department of Histology and Embryology in the Faculty of Medicine (UdelaR) and Associated Honorary Researcher of the Cell and Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory in the Clemente Estable Institute. She has several publications and Congress presentations in the field of animal research on neurodegenerative and neuro-metabolic diseases, glial cells and brain vasculature. She is now the Head of Research of the Gravitational Therapy Center in Montevideo, working with her aunt Dr. Maria Isasi.