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Updated : January 12, 2016

Department of Health and Physical Education


Associate Professor Hiromichi Ishizashi (Teaching Professor)


Although the pathogenesis of sudden death during sports activities has not yet been fully clarified, microcirculatory disorders are increasingly drawing attention, and pathological thrombus formation is regarded as one of their causes.
We promote research to develop preventive measures against sudden death during sports activities, focusing on factors influencing pathological thrombus formation (thrombus formation-related factors) in sports and involving the middle-aged and elderly who are frequently subject to such death to examine: 1. the associations of the intensity level and time of exercise and severity of dehydration; 2. associations of lifestyle-related factors, including the physical strength, physique, presence of exercise habits, and nutritional status; and 3. seasonal variations and circadian rhythms.