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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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One in Eight Heart Patients Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Health : Newswise Medical News (3 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

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

Scientists Devise a Blood Test to Predict Heart Attack

Health : Healthland (3 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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