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Research Participant Criteria

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: 40 - 75 Years
  • Men and women who either have or suspect they have high blood pressure
  • Nonsmoker
  • No heart/blood pressure or cholesterol lowering medications
  • Good general health
  • Not taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy
  • Not pregnant

Research Study Details

Arginase and nitric oxide synthase levels and Activity in human skin: Effects of essential hypertension and age

The purpose of the study is to investigate reductions in skin blood flow due to high blood pressure. 

2 visits to Noll Lab will be required.

Study Dates, Times and Location

Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Noll Laboratory
Approximate Participant Study Length: 2 Hours

Visit 1:  Screening visit 1 hour

Visit 2:  Biopsy 

This study also requires that you wear a 24 hour blood pressure monitor as part of the screening.

Compensation: $100

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Contact Information

Sue Slimak
814-863-8556
sks31@psu.edu

This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 35997