Sarah Hissen, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Women’s Heart Health Laboratory
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Education

  • Ph.D., Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bachelor of Health Science: Sport and Exercise Science (Honours), Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 

Current Studies

  • Obesity and Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy.
  • Vasomotor Sympathetic Activity During Normotensive and Hypertensive Pregnancy in Humans.
  • Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Precision Therapy Based on Patient Specific Pathophysiology: Project 3: Autonomic Circulatory Control in HFpEF.

Contact Information

Sarah L. Hissen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Women's Heart Health Laboratory
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
7232 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75231
Office: 214-345-8841
Email: SarahHissen@texashealth.org

Highlighted Publications
  • Sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity is inversely related to vascular transduction in men but not women.

    Hissen SL, Macefield VG, Brown R, Taylor CE (2019). Sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity is inversely related to vascular transduction in men but not women. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 317(6):H1203-H1209;  doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00501.2019.

  • Stability and repeatability of spontaneous sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity in young healthy adults.

    Hissen SL, Sayed KE, Macefield VG, Brown R, Taylor CE (2018). Stability and repeatability of spontaneous sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity in young healthy adults. Front Neurosci; doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00403

  • Muscle sympathetic nerve activity peaks in the first trimester in healthy pregnancy

    Hissen SL, Sayed KE, Macefield VG, Brown R, Taylor CE (2017). Muscle sympathetic nerve activity peaks in the first trimester in healthy pregnancy: a longitudinal case study. Clin Auton Res; doi: 10.1007/s10286-017-0439-1

  • Rate of rise in diastolic blood pressure influences vascular sympathetic response to mental stress.

    Sayed KE, Macefield VG, Hissen SL, Joyner MJ, Taylor CE (2016). Rate of rise in diastolic blood pressure influences vascular sympathetic response to mental stress. J Physiol; doi: 10.1113/JP272963

  • Baroreflex modulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity at rest does not differ between morning and afternoon.

    Hissen SL, Macefield VG, Brown R, Witter T, Taylor CE (2015). Baroreflex modulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity at rest does not differ between morning and afternoon. Front Neurosci; 9: 317.

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