Takotsubo Syndrome: How the Broken Heart Deals with Negative Emotions

ConclusionThe lower involvement of brain regions observed in Takotsubo patients suggests an impairment in emotional regulation, which might be of etiological importance in this brain-heart disease.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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Depression affects about 20% of Americans in their lifetime, and is one of the leading causes of disability. The rates of depression are even higher in those with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Depression affects 38% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and the risk of depression is three times as high in patients who have experienced a heart attack compared with the general population. Depression also makes it much more likely that CVD patients will be readmitted to the hospital and report heart-related symptoms. Yet much of the time, symptoms of depression in those with CVD go unrecognized. And as ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Health Heart Health Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the core disease-specific 14-item German HeartQoL questionnaire.MethodsAs an extension of the international HeartQol Project, cross-sectional and longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQL) data were collected from 305 patients with angina (N  =  101), myocardial infarction (N  =  123), or ischemic heart failure (N  =  81) in Austria and Switzerland using German versions of the HeartQoL, the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. The underlying factor ...
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
In conclusion, high-dose NR induces the onset of WAT dysfunction, which may in part explain the deterioration of metabolic health. Towards a Rigorous Definition of Cellular Senescence https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/11/towards-a-rigorous-definition-of-cellular-senescence/ The accumulation of lingering senescent cells is a significant cause of aging, disrupting tissue function and generating chronic inflammation throughout the body. Even while the first senolytic drugs capable of selectively destroying these cells already exist, and while a number of biotech companies are working on the productio...
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The objective of this study was to implement a simple screening method for symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with cardiac disease. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Patients in the Department of Cardiology at Diakonhjemmet Hospital who had valvular heart disease, tachyarrhythmia, myocardial infarction or heart failure were screened for symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic attacks with the aid of five questions from the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2), Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale-2 (GAD-2) and Patient Health Questionnaire - Somatic, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptom Scales (PHQ-SADS). The patients were...
Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research
Fitbit or Apple Watch for running? Garmin or Misfit for swimming? Sleep Cycle or Sleep as Android for sleep tracking? What about measuring heart rate, blood pressure, or tracking how to cut out stress from your life? Dozens of gadgets on the healthcare wearable market promise you a healthier lifestyle, but it’s easy to go astray in the jungle of digital health gadgets. Let me show you my top choices when it comes to health wearables and trackers. Guidance in the health wearable universe By now, I have tested and used more than a hundred devices and gadgets that measure health parameters or vital signs. Thus,...
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TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a new study finds. Those who have most severe mental health problems,...
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We examined 969 patients, at least 6 months after myocardial infarction or coronary revascularisation. Depression or anxiety was assessed using a standard HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), while QoL by SF-36 (Short-Form-36 Questions) questionnaires. Follow-up was done to assess mortality in incidence of non-fatal cardiovascular event. Results: Both mood disorders were rather frequent; borderline depression or anxiety (HADS score 8-10) had 14.8 or 10.9% of patients, respectively; moderate-to-severe depression or anxiety (HADS score ≥11) had another 8.2 or 6.7% of patients. After adjustment for potentia...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Significant differences in PROs across IHD subgroups were observed and determinants for poor outcomes suggested. Results may guide differentiated care initiatives and resource allocation for preventative strategies.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article/Online Only Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Significant differences in PROs across IHD subgroups were observed and determinants for poor outcomes suggested. Results may guide differentiated care initiatives and resource allocation for preventative strategies. PMID: 31135602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research
Marco Vacante1, Antonio Biondi1, Francesco Basile1, Roberto Ciuni1, Salvatore Luca1, Salomone Di Saverio2, Carola Buscemi3, Enzo Saretto Dante Vicari3 and Antonio Maria Borzì3* 1Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 2Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom 3Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Specialization School in Geriatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy There is a high prevalence of hypothyroidism in the elderly population, mainly among women. The mo...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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