Sex Differences in Forearm Vasoconstrictor Response to Voluntary Apnea

Is there a difference in how men and women respond to apnea? Yes, according to the recent work by Patel et al published as part of a special call for papers on “Sex and Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology” in AJP-Heart and Circ. Listen as Guest Editor Virginia Miller leads an engaging conversation with lead author Matthew Muller (Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute) and expert Nina Stachenfeld (The John B. Pierce Laboratory) about the sex differences noted between young men and young women in response to a sympathetic stressor, as well as the roles of aging and reproductive hormones in the noted sex differences.

Hardikkumar M. Patel , Matthew J. Heffernan , Amanda J. Ross, Matthew D. Muller Sex differences in forearm vasoconstrictor response to voluntary apnea Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published December 6, 2013, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00746.2013.

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