In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a meta-analysis is performed on the cardiovascular risk of antidepressant drugs.Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications, but their long-term health effects are debated. Antidepressants disrupt multiple adaptive processes regulated by evolutionarily ancient biochemicals, potentially increasing mortality. However, many antidepressants also have anticlotting properties that can be efficacious in treating cardiovascular disease.
Study finds patients with very high stress levels use emotion-focused coping methods
Study shows significant improvement in heart health when patients practice both activities
Men develop atrial fibrillation, about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Untreated atrial fibrillation increases the risk of heart-related death and is linked to a five times increased risk of stroke. In the new research, having the condition more than tripled a person’s risk of dying.
In this eLearning video we meet Dr Mark Abela who discussed the Aetiology and Epidemiology of Sudden Death, The role of screening in athletes and general population, lifestyle modification and methods of prevention, the local BEAT IT Project.
Findings of a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings have potential implications for mechanisms as well as prevention of SCA