stress and cardiovascular disease

Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Diseases: Overview of Clinical & Epidemiological Data

Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Diseases: Overview of Clinical & Epidemiological Data

A review published in Postgraduate Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of the growing pool of clinical and epidemiological data concerning the association between psychological stress and cardiovascular disease, as well as the impact of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapy on psychological stress-related cardiovascular events. “Stress” is one of the most common patient complaints and up […]

The Stress(ed) World and Hans Selye

The Stress(ed) World and Hans Selye

SHORT FEATURES and FACES ARTICLE 80 years after Hans Selye introduced the concept and term ‘stress’ there is a very substantial body of evidence that psychological stress is linked to the pathogenesis of several common human diseases. According to the American Institute of Stress, stress is America’s #1 health problem. Two-thirds of all office visits […]

Stress, Immunity and Coronary Artery Disease

Stress, Immunity and Coronary Artery Disease

In this review Roger Ho and colleagues discuss how stress hormones through affecting different components of the immune/inflammatory reaction may in turn contribute to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent evidence indicates that acute and chronic psychological stress, such as intense anger, low socioeconomic status, work stress, social isolation, depression, anxiety and hostility […]

Stress, Proinflammation, Autoregulation and Cardiovascular Diseases

Stress, Proinflammation, Autoregulation and Cardiovascular Diseases

Overview Article Chronic stress can be an extremely detrimental phenomenon because it maintains an artificial state of excitation, whereas acute stress ends this process in a more timely manner. Therefore, it is not surprising to find proinflammatory phenomena occurring during chronic stress since the system maintains excitability, including that of immune origin. The cardiovascular system […]

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