Impact of the menstrual cycle on cardiac structure and function

Can you help us with this study?

What is the purpose of the study?

To investigate what happens during each stage of the menstrual cycle and the impact of hormonal changes on cardiac mechanics, function and structure.

Who can take part?

We are looking for female subjects aged between 18-35 years who fit the following criteria:

  • not contraceptive pill users
  • not pregnant
  • regular menstrual cycle
  • no previous history of cardiac disease, kidney disease or liver disease
  • non-diabetic
  • non-smoker

The research will be looking at the impact of different phases of the menstrual cycle on cardiac structure and function using ultrasounds. This is very novel research. If you wish to participate, you will be invited to the LJMU Tom Reilly Laboratory on day 7, 14 and 21 of your menstrual cycle. These visits will include body measurements being taken, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and a three-dimensional echocardiogram.

Details of this new study are included in the participant information sheet. If you would like further information or would like to participate please contact Georgia Robinson.