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June 26, 2015

Mental health problems and cardiovascular health

Common mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety contribute to a significant number of days of work lost in the UK. Stress, depression and anxiety were found to account for more than 15 million sick days in 2013, according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.1

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March 27, 2015

Anger associated with higher MI risk

The risk of myocardial infarction (MI) has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the “usual frequency” patterns of anger, according to a study published recently in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.1

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June 26, 2014

Depression and risk of acute MI – the HUNT 2 study

Self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially if recurrent, are moderately associated with the risk of incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which may reflect reverse causation or confounding from common chronic diseases, according to a study published recently in the European Heart Journal.1

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April 30, 2014

Induced trance helps anxiety in AF ablation

Visualising a ‘safe place’ reduces operative pain, according to research1 presented recently at EuroHeartCare 2014, held in Stavanger, Norway. Nurses guided patients into a trance and found it helped patients cope with pain and anxiety during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), it was reported.

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November 3, 2011

Talking therapies may reduce healthcare burden…

Referring patients with common mental health problems to talking therapies may cut their use of healthcare services and the amount of sick leave they take, according to research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.1

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September 28, 2011

The psychological impact of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A systematic review

Psychologists Deirdre Holly and John Sharp assess the psychological effects of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Their systematic review reveals that anxiety and depression are common amongst the ICD patient population…

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