Autonomic and Vascular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Post-traumatic Stress-Disorder (PTSD)
Having PTSD is associated with a higher risk of developing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), which presents a major health risk for women, who are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the mechanisms behind the relationship between PTSD and increased cardiovascular risk. Ultimately, our goal is to use the knowledge gained from this research study to help develop intervention and treatment strategies to protect the cardiovascular health of women with PTSD.
Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, female, women