Vasomotor symptoms of menopause and cardiovascular disease: What is the link?


Study to examine the physiological responses that occur during a hot flush in postmenopausal women

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18 years and over
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:
Participants must have completed menopause and experience either no menopausal hot flashes or experience three menopausal hot flashes a day.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Reported nicotine/tobacco use within the last six months
• Diabetic or asthmatic
• Diagnosed significant carotid stenosis
• History of significant autonomic dysfunction, heart disease, respiratory disease, or severe neurologic condition such as stroke or traumatic brain injury
• Existing metabolic or endocrine abnormalities
• Use of heart/blood pressure medications that are determined to interfere with study outcomes
• Use of oral contraceptives (or other hormonal contraceptives, including intrauterine devices or contraceptive implants) and/or hormone therapy
• Pregnant or breastfeeding
• Unwilling or unable to refrain from consuming caffeine or alcohol in the 12 hours before visit two and three.
• Unwilling or unable to refrain from vigorous exercise (at least 10 minutes in duration) in the 12 hours before visit two or three
• Unwilling or unable to fast in the eight hours before visit two or three
• Body mass index ? 35 kg/m2

Blood Disorders, Brain & Nervous System, Women's Health

autonomic nervous system, Blood pressure, hot flashes, hypertension, menopause, night sweats

William Stokes -
Manda Keller-Ross
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