This article corrects:

  1. The curse of the sympathetic nervous system: are men or women more unfortunate? Volume 588, Issue 22, 4345–4346, Article first published online: 15 November 2010

The paper by Hart & Joyner (2010) contained an error at the end of the first paragraph on page 4345; this sentence should have read:

Consequently, the incidence of cardiovascular related mortalities is greater in men compared to women (before menopause, Burt et al. 1995).