Name: Stress and Cardiac Disease


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The author of this casebook has identified the following medical topics as being highly relevant to this casebook.

  • Physiological Stress -- The unfavorable effect of environmental factors (stressors) on the physiological functions of an organism. Prolonged unresolved physiological stress can affect HOMEOSTASIS of the organism, and may lead to damaging or pathological conditions.
  • Cardiovascular stress testing -- variety of tests that assess cardiovascular health and function after application of a stress to the heart; usually exercise but sometimes other stresses such as drugs; subjects are monitored electrocardiographically, symptomatically, by blood pressure and heart rate, and other means.
Bookmarks The following information, which has been distilled by the casebook author from this and other websites is particularly relevant to this casebook.
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Web Page Notes Concepts
 Cardiovascular Consequences of Chronic Stress, NHLBI Working Group, NIH, DHHS Somewhat technical but bottom-line is that stress does affect cardiovascular health. (Cardiovascular stress testing)
 Stress, High Blood Pressure and the Cardiovascular System On stress management techniques (Cardiovascular stress testing)
 Stress and Heart Disease About stress and heart disease from American Heart Association (Physiological Stress)
 Causes of sudden cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death Causes of Cardiac Arrest (Physiological Stress)

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