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The Distressed Personality and Heart Disease

People with type D personalities seem to have more highly activated immune systems and more inflammation, which could mean more damage to blood vessels in the heart and throughout the body   Harvard Health Publishing March, 2014 Type “D” for distressed A newly coined personality type could signal a higher risk for heart disease. Do you sweat the small stuff, see the glass as half empty, have trouble making friends, and keep your feelings bottled up inside? That combination could… Keep Reading

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Anxiety and Depression with an ICD

  Based on existing data, it may be appropriate to assume a 20% prevalence rate for both depressive and anxiety disorders post-ICD implant, a rate similar to that in other cardiac populations. The prevalence of anxiety and depression in adults with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a systematic review.   Abstract OBJECTIVE: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and in the prevention of sudden cardiac death. A significant proportion of ICD patients experience psychological symptoms including… Keep Reading

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Mindfulness and the Reduction of Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Significant reduction was observed in symptoms of anxiety and depression, perceived stress, blood pressure, and body mass index in patients of the mindfulness based stress reduction group after the completion of intervention assessment. Mindfulness-based stress reduction program in coronary heart disease: A randomized control trial International Journal of Yoga 2013 6(2): 111–117 Background Psychological risk factors such as anxiety and depression have been associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). Stress can have an impact on the risk factors for the… Keep Reading

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