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Psychosocial Stress Puts Women at Higher Risk of CHD 

2021 13 Apr

Findings from a new study show that psychosocial stress that usually results from difficulty coping with challenging environments may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).    Study findings suggest that the effects of job strain (when a woman has inadequate power in the workplace... Read more

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Brain Activity and the Broken Heart Syndrome

2021 30 Mar

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to "broken heart syndrome," or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major... Read more

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Spouses of ICU Patients at Increased Risk of Cardiac Events

2020 12 Oct

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, having a spouse in a hospital's ICU may make a person more likely to have a heart attack or a cardiac event/cardiac-related hospitalisation within a few weeks of their partner's ICU admission.  It is important for spouses of ICU patients to pay attention to their own health, especially... Read more

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New Survey Reports Burnout and Stress Among Cardiologists

2019 04 Jul

Findings from the American College of Cardiology's Professional Life Survey show that approximately 27% of American cardiologists are burned out, and 49.5% are under stress. The survey is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  2313 cardiologists and fellows in training were included in the survey. As per the findings... Read more

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Stress related disorders and risk of cardiovascular disease

2019 17 Apr

Most people these days face some form of stress. It might be due to work pressure, loss of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, violence, a natural disaster, etc. More and more evidence now suggests that such adversities can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity, injury, infection, and certain autoimmune diseases.  The largest... Read more

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#AHA18: Stress doubles the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women

2018 10 Nov

We are all aware that risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and an inactive/sedentary lifestyle can cause Type 2 diabetes. However, new research presented today at the American Heart Association Meeting 2018 in Chicago reveals that stress may also play a role in the development of this condition in women. Diabetes is a public health... Read more

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INTERHEART study: stress, depression increase heart attack risk

2017 14 Nov

A South African study supports evidence showing that stress, depression and other psychosocial factors can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Significant financial stress, for instance, is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to the INTERHEART study presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the... Read more

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Heart attack patients using inefficient coping methods for stress?

2017 24 Oct

Stress is a leading risk factor for heart disease and hypertension, which can impact a patient's quality of life. To deal with their stress, patients with a history of heart attack tend to use emotion-focused coping strategies such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease often employ problem-focused... Read more

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Fewer Heart Attacks During Weekends, Summer Vacation

2017 11 Jul

New research supports evidence showing that stress is related to a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) – i.e., heart attack. In the new nationwide registry study of 156,000 people of the Swedish population, the daily incidence rate of MI was higher during the winter holidays, and on Mondays, whereas rates were lower during weekends and during... Read more

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Immune System’s Role In Stress-Induced Heart Attacks

2014 27 Jun

New insight into the relationship between stress and heart attacks implicates the immune system, which triggers arterial inflammation during the fight-or-flight response. A new study by researchers at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has offered an answer to why prolonged stress can have fatal cardiovascular consequences. ... Read more