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Heart-pumping research

The Durango Performance Center recently conducted a validation study for a new technology developed by Ohad BarSimanTov, back right, that will allow athletes to measure cardiac output during exercise. Study volunteer Ian McCallum, left, gets his finger pricked by student research assistant Forest Schulke, right. Checking his chart in back is student research assistant Alex McWhorter.
Rotem Ishay, center left, director and exercise specialist at the Durango Performance Center, said the new technology for measuring cardiac output and stroke volume developed by Ohad BarSimanTov, center right, was compared with other standard methods in a validation study recently conducted at the center. At left is study volunteer Ian McCallum, and at right is student research assistant Alex McWhorter.
Rotem Ishay, director and exercise specialist at the Durango Performance Center, said the validation study lasted two months and involved 70 to 80 subjects.
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