Reflex Responses to Intermittent Hypoxia in Humans
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- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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- Rochester, Minnesota: 16-004563
Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004563
About this study
Sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep disordered breathing and patients with sleep apnea exhibit persistent activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Sympathoexcitation is also the final common pathway for complications in conditions like obesity, hypertension, sleep apnea, and heart failure and plays a significant role in predicting negative clinical outcomes. However, the mechanisms of sympathoexcitation with sleep apnea are poorly understood and thus make effective therapeutic approaches difficult to develop. Intermittent hypoxia (IH) has been implicated in animal models as the primary stimulus for evoking increases in sympathetic activity with recurrent apneas. The overall goal of this application is to better understand the effect of IH on sympathetic discharge patterns in humans as well as the mechanisms mediating persistent sympathoexcitation with IH.
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- 18-45 years of age
- BMI <30 kg/m2
- Healthy (no acute or chronic conditions)
- Taking no medications (except birth control or at the discretion of the principle investigator)
- Not meeting above criteria
Participating Mayo Clinic locations
Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.
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Mayo Clinic principal investigator
Michael Joyner, M.D.
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