Medications May Lower Risk Of ‘ Broken Heart ’ After Loss Of Loved One, Study Says

In this study, researchers at the University of Sydney looked at 85 spouses or parents grieving the loss of a family member. They found that those who received low doses of a beta blocker and aspirin for the first six weeks had lower spikes in blood pressure and heart rates and improvements in the tendency to form blood clots. They also had less symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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This study aims to develop an understanding of the s exual health experiences of Italian women 1 year after they experienced AMIs. This qualitative study used Cohen’s phenomenological design. A sample of 12 women was interviewed. Each interview was audio-recorded, and all interviews had a duration ranging from 40 to 60 min. Interviews were read, r e-read, and analyzed by each researcher, who then extrapolated themes. Three main themes emerged from the analysis of the interviews: the fear of a recurring infarction, stress, and the desire to receive information about their recovery. Two sub-themes also emerge...
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Stress caused by uncertainty can be paralyzing. The information we are getting about the coronavirus seems to be changing by the hour — creating unprecedented uncertainty. There is a good reason your nerves are jangle, or you are feeling unsettled or anxious. Uncertainty is perceived as unsafe and potentially painful. Whether the situation is predictably positive or predictably negative, your brain prefers something familiar to something unfamiliar. Under stress, our brains depend on instinct rather than rational thought because the part of the brain responsible for critical thinking is busy dealing with the psycholo...
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Each day comes with its own challenges. For that matter, each week, month, and year does as well. Those challenges and other stressful events will vary in intensity and their affect upon our lives, but too often they can become overly consuming and distracting, leaving us anxious and seeing only the negative. In order to manage the problems that life can throw at us we are often told to “Keep things in perspective,” and not to “sweat the small stuff.” But sometimes it really is the small stuff that matters. In fact, making time to notice and appreciate the small things can make a big difference in y...
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 Trauma eventually comes for all of us.  It isn’t just stereotypical things like war or assault that are traumatic, there is also the everyday realities of things like illness or job loss. As painful as it is, trauma can be an invitation to a process of growth and change. Join us as today’s guest, Dr. James Gordon, explains some of the techniques of trauma healing, including some surprising ones, like laughter and spending time with animals. Dr. Gordon also shares with us how he personally handles his own trauma and the programs most often used by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. SUBSCRIBE &REVIE...
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): M. Zeller, E. Sales-Wuillemin, S. Guinchard, J. Chappé, F. Chagué, H. Ayari, M. Maza, C. Aboa-Eboule, C. Truchot, L. Lorgis, M. Giroud, Y. Cottin, Y. BéjotIntroductionConsidering the benefits of smoking cessation, and evolving new tobacco-product consumption, such as e-cigarettes (e-cig), contemporary behavioral and psychosocial factors (PSF) associated with smoking after acute stroke or myocardial infarction (MI) remain to be investigated.MethodsFrom INEV@L, a prospective pilot study in ...
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(CNN) — It’s a difficult birth for this new decade. The year 2020 kicks off under the shadow of divisive politics, international security threats, a spate of hate crimes, and a planet in environmental peril, plus all the reasons we’re stressed individually: work, health problems, life changes and more. No wonder so many of us are anxious or depressed. But you can take scientifically validated steps to improve your mental outlook, and — because the mind and body are entwined — these behaviors also will improve your overall health. 1. Practice optimism The studies are positive: Looking on the br...
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Most people know that drinking alcohol to excess isn’t good for you, but does it mean you are an alcoholic? People who drink sometimes test limits and boundaries which could lead to binge drinking, whether intentional or unintentional. How can you tell if you’ve crossed the line between binge drinking and alcohol use disorder, and the answer to “is a binge drinker an alcoholic”? What Technically Is a Binge Drinker? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically o...
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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
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 ...
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ConclusionsIn our study cohort, IST predominately affects young females with structurally normal hearts and modest co ‐existent psychiatric disease. In most cases of IST, a major event occurring just before or at the time of diagnosis could not be identified, although nearly 8% of patients first noted symptoms during or shortly after pregnancy. In our cohort, there was no evidence of cardiomyopathy or mortality r elated to IST.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ CLINICAL Source Type: research
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