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Prevention of Cardio-Vascular Diseases Complications in Magneto-Sensitive Patients by Use of Magneto-Compensated Wards and Geomagnetic Storms’ Forecasting

Tech Area / Field

  • MED-DID/Diagnostics & Devices/Medicine
  • MED-DIS/Disease Surveillance/Medicine
  • MED-OTH/Other/Medicine
  • SAT-AST/Astronomy/Space, Aircraft and Surface Transportation

Status
3 Approved without Funding

Registration date
01.04.2010

Leading Institute
Helio-magnetocardiology Scientific Center, Georgia, Tbilisi

Supporting institutes

  • Ilia Chavchavadze Tbilisi State University / Evgeni Kharadze National Astrophysical Observatory, Georgia, Tbilisi\nGeorgian Technical University, Georgia, Tbilisi

Collaborators

  • University of Minnesota / Chronobiology Center\nUniversity of Athens / Department of Astrophysics, Greece, Athens

Project summary

Aim of the project.. The purpose of the project offered is a prevention of cardio-vascular diseases complications in magneto-sensitive patients by means of the short-term forecast of geomagnetic storms (GMS) and magneto-compensated wards.

Current status. The death rate caused by cardio-vascular diseases (CVD) is in one of the first places in the world. The role of helio-geophysical factors changes in the development and course of these diseases has been studied insufficiently. Considerable correlations between aggravations of some diseases with cyclic and non-cyclic activity of the Sun, which, accordingly, is an external synchronizing or desynchronizing factor of vital signs of an organism have been found out. Solar proton flares (SPF), solar energetic particle events (SEP), coronal mass ejections (CME) and sudden changes of a sign on polarity of an interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) cause geomagnetic storms which break a habitual, synchronic rhythm of vital processes and, for patients with cardiac pathology, are the powerful stress-factors drastically changing functional activity of neuro-humoral regulatory mechanisms: balance of autonomic nervous system is affected, activity of sympathoadrenal systems raises, flow and coagulation properties of blood change. Owing to, functional activity of cardiovascular system (CVS) is destabilized raising the risk of occurrence of hypertensive crises, various types of arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, up to the development of a fatal outcome. Hence, the most logical way of magneto-sensitive patients protection during geomagnetic storms is an administration of beta-blocker and antiaggregants which really reduce negative influence of these factors, but does not block it completely. Therefore, for protection of magneto-sensitive patients in hospital conditions and prevention of CVD complications use of magneto-compensated wards is considered more expedient.

For realization of the objects planned we should:

  1. To develop and design magneto-compensated and magneto-modulated wards.
  2. To reveal magneto-sensitive patients.
  3. To make short-term forecasts of GMS in real time.

It has been known that attempts to protect patients from GMS by means of passive shielding of hospital wards by screens from the various materials, employed more than 1-2 days can lead to deterioration of patients health state because of desynchronization of vital signs owing to electromagnetic isolation. Forecasting of GMS - Boulder (USA), Bruxelles (Belgium) and Izmiran (Troitsk, Russia), is being carried out, however, these forecasts are intended for rather high altitudes of the Earth and can perge from real events in local middle latitudes for not only several hours, but also thought 24 hrs.

Influence of the project on the progress in this area. In the case of successful accomplishment of the project planned, a prototype of protection of magneto-sensitive patients with CVD from GMS by means of new technology of active magneto compensation, which provides creation in a hospital wards room the controlled magnetic field, maintaining conditions characteristic of calm geomagnetic environment will be created. Changes of a geomagnetic field during GMS will be compensating by a special device keeping normal magnetic conditions in the ward.

In the projects framework we intend to raise the accuracy of GMS forecasting on the basis of Solar wind (SW) characteristics – detection of SW density harbingers oscillations on the average of 2 days prior to their commencement, considering real geomagnetic events in local middle latitudes.

The participants’ expertise. The participants of the project are leading experts in corresponding areas, which for the last decades have been studying the character of geomagnetic influences on a human organism. More than 70 works have been published in this area in leading scientific journals. The scientists involved in our project take part in the international conferences and co-operate with Chronobiology Centre of Minnesota University (Minneapolis, the USA).

Expected results and their application. The technology and optimum modes of magneto-sensitive patients protection developed within the framework of the project will be recommended for use with the purpose to prevent from various complications among patients with CVD.

GMS forecast developed it will be published on the site of E. Kharadze National Astrophysical Observatory. The original method for revealing magneto-sensitive patients will be recommended for the use with the purpose of early diagnosis.

Within the framework of the project, we can work out engineering specifications, which will be a basis for the application of a corresponding device in hospitals. Working out the principles of forecasting, early diagnosis and protection prototypes for magneto-sensitive patients, certainly, will have a significant medical, social, scientific and economic value.

Meeting the ISTC Goals and Objectives. Some participants of the project are former experts in defense who will have an opportunity to use the knowledge and experience for peace purposes to protect people against negative influences of near-Earth space.

Scope of activities. Effort provided by the project includes performance of the following tasks:

  • Elaboration, designing and exploitation of wards for magnetic compensation and magnetic modulation.
  • Making of short-term GMS forecasts and their use in hospital.
  • Clinical approbation of magneto-compensated wards (MCW).
  • Revealing of magneto-sensitive patients.
  • Monitoring of magneto-sensitive patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and essential hypertension (EH) in regular and magneto-compensated wards during GMS.
  • Computer processing and comparative analysis of the monitoring data.
  • Working out of optimum modes for protection of magneto-sensitive patients with a purpose of IHD and EH complications prevention.
  • Preparation of reports and publications based on the research results.

Role of Foreign Collaborators/Partners. The professor of astrophysics - Panagiota Preka-Papadema, from University of Athens, Greece, agreed to be a collaborator. Prof. Preka-Papadema co-operates with hospitals of Piraeus and Lamia for the purpose of studying geophysical factors influence on a human organism. Also, Group of scientists many years collaborated with us and led by Prof. F.Halbrg and G. Cornelissen (Halberg Chronobiology Center, University of Minnesota, USA) expressed their wish to become Collaborators of this Project. According to the letters from Professors Preka, Halberg, Cornelissen and their groups are ready to provide us with information, particularly: joint discussion of project results, meetings and direct visits can be the form our collaboration.

Technical Approach and Methodology. Use of technology of active magnetic compensation and application of an original method for revealing magneto-sensitive patients and GMS forecast for our geographic latitudes will be the basic innovation of the project.


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