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Does Loud Noise Increase Heart Disease?

  Chronic exposure to anything over 60 decibels (the level of a typical conversation in an office) has the potential to do harm to the cardiovascular system   Time –February 6, 2018 –Amanda MacMillan– How Loud Noise Exposure Is Linked to Heart Disease If you live near an airport, railroad tracks or a busy road, you might be concerned about how fumes from those planes, trains and automobiles are affecting your health. But according to a new review in the…

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Cortisol Levels Link Stress to Cardiac Risk

An elevated cortisol response to mental stress was linked to higher cardiac troponin T levels, suggesting that cortisol over-reactivity might explain why some people are more likely to develop heart disease.   MedPage Today June 27, 2013 Paul Cerrato, Action Points This study evaluated the relationship between salivary cortisol response and cardiac troponin T plasma concentration in healthy older adults undergoing standardized mental stress tests. There was a significant association between heightened cortisol response to mental stress and detectable plasma…

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Long Working Hours as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation

Abstract Aims Studies suggest that people who work long hours are at increased risk of stroke, but the association of long working hours with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a risk factor for stroke, is unknown. We examined the risk of atrial fibrillation in individuals working long hours (≥55 per week) and those working standard 35–40 h/week. Conclusion Individuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours. Methods and results…

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