Sex differences article in AJP Heart chosen as "Featured Article" and podcast.

Post date: Feb 5, 2014 6:19:13 PM

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.

Listen to the full podcast here, on the AJP-Heart and Circulatory Podcasts page.

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You can view the article citation here:

Sex differences in forearm vasoconstrictor response to voluntary apnea

Hardikkumar M. Patel , Matthew J. Heffernan , Amanda J. Ross, Matthew D. Muller.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published December 6, 2013, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00746.2013.