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When a heart attack is textbook perfect, it can be a beautiful thing

Participating in a patient’s first heart attack can be an extremely stressful event. Thirty years ago, I was an ER doc.  At the end of a typical shift, I would come home to my wife and, often, would remark about how nervous family docs got when dealing with emergencies like heart attacks. Thirty years later, [...]
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Stress Reduction Approach May Help Reduce Risk Of Cardiovascular Events In African-American Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

A stress reduction approach using meditation techniques in African-American patients who have coronary heart disease (CHD) appears to reduce the risk of death, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke, and also is associated ... Read Post

One in Eight Heart Patients Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Health : Newswise Medical News (2 years ago)

One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other acute coronary event experience clinically significant symptoms of PTSD, according to a meta-analysis of 24 studies. The study also shows that heart patients who suffer PTSD fac... Read Post

Scientists Devise a Blood Test to Predict Heart Attack

Health : Healthland (2 years ago)

Doctors can easily tell when someone is having a heart attack, but one thing they can’t do is predict an attack before it happens. Even patients who come in for stress tests and get a clean bill of health often end up back in the ho... Read Post


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