Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Mental Stress–Induced Myocardial Ischemia in Patients ...

19 Feb 2014Wei Jiang, MD, Zainab Samad, MD, Stephen Boyle, PhD, Richard C. Becker, MD, Redford Williams, MD, Cynthia Kuhn, PhD, Thomas L. Ortel, MD, PhD, Joseph Rogers, MD, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, PhD, Christopher O’Connor, MD, and Eric J. Velazquez, MD

Mental stress-induced ischemia is more common than exercise-induced ischemia in patients with clinically stable coronary heart disease. Women, unmarried men, and individuals living alone are at higher risk for mental stress-induced ischemia.

Case-control study
3 effects
310 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Marriage Selfcare risk & protective factor
Marriage
Selfcare

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Decrease

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Social Support Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Decrease

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Friendships Selfcare risk & protective factor
Friendships
Selfcare

Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Strong Decrease

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