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The Effect of Hormone Replacement Therapy on Cardiac Autonomic Response to Laboratory Stressors

Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the potential effects of long term hormone replacement therapy on cardiovascular autonomic nervous system responses to laboratory social stressors. The participants were 38 postmenopausal women, 18 using estrogen and progesterone hormone replacement therapy for at least 2 years and 20 control participants without hormone replacement therapy. All women completed orthostasis (standing and sitting), then speech and math tasks (speech and math were counterbalanced). Cardiovascular measures of sympathetic nervous system (pre-ejection period, PEP) and parasympathetic nervous system (respiratory sinus arrhythmia, RSA) along with heart rate were collected throughout all periods (baseline, orthostasis, and ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Valancova-Acevedo, Katarina (Author) / Burleson, Mary H. (Advisor) / Roberts, Nicole A. (Committee member) / Newman, Matt L. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / autonomic / cardiac / hormone replacement / parasympathetic / postmenopause / sympathetic
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 45 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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