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June 07, 2020
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Top news of the heart and mind: CV impact of PTSD, music therapy after MI and more


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Healio and Cardiology Today present a list of the top read news in psychiatry and CV health.

Our readers were most interested in the impact of BP on risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, myocardial ischemia from mental stress, ischemic heart disease in women veterans with PTSD and more.

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BP variability an independent risk factor for dementia, Alzheimer’s

BP may be an independent risk factor for the development of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, according to research published in Hypertension. Read more

Telehealth intervention for family caregivers in HF shows limited short-term benefit

A telehealth intervention for family caregivers of patients with advanced HF that addressed quality of life, mood and burden did not demonstrate clinically better outcomes compared with no intervention. Read more

Myocardial ischemia from mental stress after MI confers poor outcomes

Young and middle-aged patients with mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia after an MI were over two times more likely to have recurrent MI or CV mortality compared with those without the condition, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session. Read more

Ischemic heart disease risk elevated in women veterans with PTSD

Women veterans with PTSD had a significantly elevated risk for ischemic heart disease after adjusting for factors such as age, psychiatric disorders, ischemic heart disease risk factors, and alcohol and illicit drug dependence, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session. Read more

Preeclampsia increases risk for mental disorders in children

Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy predicted an increased risk for childhood mental disorders, according to a study published in Hypertension. Read more

Music therapy may improve anxiety, chest pain after MI

Patients with hypertension and early postinfarction angina who underwent daily music therapy combined with the usual care reported less anxiety and chest pain than similar patients who received the usual care alone. Read more

Symptoms of PTSD after MI may exacerbate risk for ischemia

Patients who develop PTSD after MI are more prone to stress-induced myocardial ischemia than patients who did not develop PTSD. Read more