AHA News: Heart Attack Survivors Who Develop PTSD Don't Always Take Heart Meds

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of having a second heart...
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Title: AHA News: Heart Attack Survivors Who Develop PTSD Don't Always Take Heart MedsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news
This study characterized cardiac changes in histology and gene expression in rats exposed this model. Male rats were subjected to two cat exposures (separated by a period of 10 d) and daily cage-mate changes for 31 d. Control rats were not exposed to the cat or cage-mate changes. Ventricular tissue was analyzed by RNA sequencing, western blotting, histology, and immunohistochemistry. Multifocal lesions characterized by necrosis, mononuclear cell infiltration, and collagen deposition were observed in hearts from all stressed rats but none of the control rats. Gene expression analysis identified clusters of upregul...
Source: Stress - Category: Research Tags: Stress Source Type: research
In this report, we describe successful transcatheter closure of two unique cases of ventricular pseudoaneurysm (PSA): first, a complex post-myocardial infarction left ventricular PSA (LVPSA) with multi-communications, and second, a case of post-traumatic right ventricular PSA (RVPSA) following blunt chest injury caused by domestic violence. PMID: 31257334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results indicate similar prevalence rates of comorbid psychiatric symptoms to studies carried out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and relatively high attendance and referral rates to psychiatric services.Implications: The results shed light on the clinical profile of patients in this region and support the need for integrated collaborative medical services. Moreover, findings have important implications for health care policies pertaining to resource distribution and funding.IntroductionMedical care has traditionally been dominated by a separation between disciplines catering to physiologi...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Panic Disorders Panic Disorders are a form of anxiety. They are sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes or longer. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack, and they are often confused with having a heart attack since symptoms are very similar. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorders worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack. Symptoms of a panic attack...
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RATIONALE: Blunt cardiac injury (BCI) is a common complication after blunt chest trauma, which can lead to mild arrhythmia, severe chamber or valvular rupture, or even death. Myocardial infarction following blunt chest trauma is a rare but fatal condition....
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: PTSD symptoms following Hurricane Katrina were associated with a higher risk of incident CVD in older adults with hypertension, with a stronger association in blacks compared with whites. PMID: 30581139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Data on Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) associated acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) are scares. We aimed to examine the frequency, characteristics, and outcomes of AMI among patients admitted with MVA. Patients hospitalized with Motor Vehicle Traffic Accid...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The human brain is a marvelous, yet complicated system. Researchers spend entire careers studying what makes the brain act or react to certain experiences. A mental health issue stemming from life’s experiences has culturally been seen as a sign of weakness, but actually is part of a very complex architecture that’s unique from person to person. In order to gain an understanding of how stress plays a role in the lives of first responders, we need to start answering some hard questions: What leads to burn-out? What’s associated with PTSD? How is lack of sleep affecting the mental health states of first res...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Resiliency Operations Source Type: news
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