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December 19, 2014

Depression can lead to reduced coronary perfusion

Depressed patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) are particularly susceptible to the impairment in myocardial perfusion which occurs during psychological stress (PS), according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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October 31, 2014

Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after myocardial infarction (MI) than men, according to research presented by Professor Pranas Serpytis from Lithuania, at the Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 Congress held recently in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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September 18, 2013

News from EHRA

In the latest British Journal of Cardiology, Dr James Rosengarten (Wessex Electrophysiology Fellow and BJCA Deanery Representative) reports highlights from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Europace 2013 meeting held recently in Athens, Greece.

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July 30, 2013

Depression screening in AF clinics recommended

Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) show signs of depression, sleeping disorders and low levels of physical activity, even in the absence of significant concomitant cardiac disease, according to results from the ANTIPAF Trial1 presented recently at the EHRA EUROPACE meeting in Athens, Greece.

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August 24, 2012

Exercise equal to medication for depressed CHD patients

Aerobic exercise equals antidepressant medication in reducing depressive symptoms compared to placebo in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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August 24, 2012

Mild mental health problems linked to increased risk of death

People with symptoms of anxiety or depression, commonly referred to as psychological distress, experience an increased risk of death from several major causes, including cardiovascular disease, finds a study published recently on bmj.com.1

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April 18, 2012

Death risk increased in depressed coronary stent patients

Depression increases the risk of death in patients who have a coronary stent implanted, according to research presented at the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, held recently in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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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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