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Table 2 Sex differences in hemodynamic reactivity parameters in response to mental stress, unadjusted (N = 165)

From: Sex differences in brain activation patterns with mental stress in patients with coronary artery disease

  Women (n = 53) Men (112) P value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 Control 140 ± 22 135 ± 15 0.07
 Stress 162 ± 27 161 ± 21 0.91
 Systolic blood pressure reactivity 22 ± 17 27 ± 16 0.07
Heart rate (bmp)
 Control 67 ± 10 63 ± 10 0.01
 Stress 78 ± 13 74 ± 13 0.04
 Heart rate reactivity 11 ± 9 11 ± 7 0.81
Rate pressure product (mmHg*bmp)
 Control 9359 ± 1951 8456 ± 1661 0.002
 Stress 12,676 ± 3065 11,874 ± 2667 0.08
 Rate pressure product reactivity 3315 ± 2155 3391 ± 2112 0.82
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *Statistical tests: Student t test or Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney U test, when appropriate