Navigation Links
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients
Date:1/25/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A stress management program based on cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with heart disease, Swedish researchers report.

About 30 percent of heart attacks may be linked to "psychosocial factors," including chronic stressors such as poverty or emotional problems, such as depression and hostility, the authors note in the Jan. 24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"Psychological treatment appears to prevent recurrent [cardiac] events at least as effective as many of today's established pharmacological treatments," said lead researcher Dr. Mats Gulliksson, from the Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology Section at Uppsala University Hospital.

For the study, Gulliksson's group randomly assigned 362 men and women with heart disease to usual care and cognitive behavioral therapy or usual care with no therapy. Patients in therapy underwent 20 two-hour sessions over a year.

Usual care included medications to lower blood pressure and cholesterol or to prevent blood clots, Gulliksson said.

The premise of CBT is that by changing the way you think about something, you can help yourself feel or behave better. The study program included five key components with specific goals -- education, self-monitoring, skills training, cognitive restructuring and spiritual development -- and focused on stress management, specifically reducing the experience of daily stress, time urgency and hostility.

Over almost eight years of follow-up, the CBT group had 23 deaths, 69 cardiovascular events, and 41 heart attacks. However, among those who did not take part in therapy, 25 died, 77 had any type of cardiovascular event and 51 suffered heart attacks, the researchers found.

That works out to 41 percent fewer deaths and heart-related events and 45 percent fewer h
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients benefit from radiation therapy
2. Therapy May Help Cut Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
3. Benefit of brachytherapy in patients with early-stage prostate cancer is still unclear
4. VIB-K.U. Leuven scientists clear the way to alternative anti-angiogenic cancer therapy
5. Agenda set for upcoming global conference on stem cell therapy to be held Jan. 20-21, 2011
6. Common Sleep Apnea Therapy Relieves Fatigue: Study
7. Study shows that CPAP therapy reduces fatigue, increases energy in patients with sleep apnea
8. Penn researchers identify potential target for breast cancer therapy
9. Intensive chemotherapy can dramatically boost survival of older teenage leukemia patients
10. Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy
11. New combo lung cancer therapy improves survival over single-line treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stress-Reduction Therapy May Help Heart Disease Patients 
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 Companies in the ... carbon dioxide, selling it to downstream industries in either ... carbon dioxide are food and beverage manufacturers. Food producers ... fruits, vegetables or pizzas. The gas is also used ... the compound to carbonate soft drinks, beer and other ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... supplements of selenium or vitamin E don,t seem ... men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research ... cataracts. To investigate this further, William Christen, from Brigham ... and his colleagues examined data from a randomized, placebo-controlled ... initially designed to study prevention of prostate cancer. ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... TayganPoint Consulting Group, a leading ... and co-founder John Cassimatis was named as one ... 2014, recognizing the region’s top healthcare and life ... of the year. , The Innovation Awards celebrate ... continue to shape the medical industry in Greater ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Stealth ... and wellness advocate, and Frank Davis, founder of ... Whole-food Nutrition, are pleased to announce the new ... to make delicious, nutrition-packed meals using Activz whole-food ... the next step in the Stealth Health ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... expect to pay higher employee contributions for their health ... officers about the impact of the Patient Protection and ... conducted by the Darla Moore School of Business at ... Patrick Wright, a professor in strategic human resource management, ... Officers. The survey is distributed to more than 560 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts 2Health News:TayganPoint Executive Receives Prestigious Award from Philadelphia Business Journal 2Health News:Montel Williams and Frank Davis Announce New Whole-Food Nutrition Recipe Book, The Simple Scoop, at Natural Products Expo East In Baltimore 2Health News:Montel Williams and Frank Davis Announce New Whole-Food Nutrition Recipe Book, The Simple Scoop, at Natural Products Expo East In Baltimore 3Health News:Survey: Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance 2Health News:Survey: Fortune 500 employees can expect to pay more for health insurance 3
... director of chemical and food safety programs with Pew Health ... response to the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act ... , "In the midst of an ongoing peanut product recall, ... not be more timely. The FSMA contains key improvements that ...
... The Greater Baltimore Committee is seeking nominations for ... Thursday, March 12, 2009. Those interested in nominating a ... . The four award categories are: Entrepreneurial, Best New ... Nominators will be asked to submit documentation and narratives ...
... Feb. 4 Speaker Nancy Pelosi and parents and children ... a photo opportunity this morning before the final House vote ... this afternoon. Below are the Speaker,s remarks and answer to ... in the House of Representatives and in the Congress of ...
... architect of BurrellesLuce 2.0, will be the featured speaker at the ... of America. , ... Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 -- Jeffrey ... , will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 11th luncheon ...
... Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:, CPWR ) today announced ... Health,Initiative with a collaborative network for the secure ... The VIP Health,Initiative was formed by Scripps Mercy ... to enhance the quality of care,delivered while also ...
... Saturday, February 7 -- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.DETROIT, Feb. ... more to smile about.With the help of dentists, dental hygienists, ... School of Dentistry will provide free oral health care ... Saturday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statement From Pew Health & Human Services Policy Program on the Introduction of the Delauro Food Safety Modernization Act 2Health News:GBC Seeks Nominations for Fourth Annual Bioscience Awards 2Health News:Pelosi: 'Today is a Very Special Day for Us in the House; We Are Going to Help 11 Million Children' 2Health News:BurrellesLuce IT Expert to Explore Web 3.0's Potential PR Impact At February Luncheon Meeting of Westchester/Fairfield PRSA 2Health News:BurrellesLuce IT Expert to Explore Web 3.0's Potential PR Impact At February Luncheon Meeting of Westchester/Fairfield PRSA 3Health News:Compuware Covisint to Network VIP Health Initiative and Its Physicians, Enabling Improved Collaboration, Better Care 2Health News:Compuware Covisint to Network VIP Health Initiative and Its Physicians, Enabling Improved Collaboration, Better Care 3Health News:UDM School of Dentistry 'Gives Kids A Smile' 2
(Date:9/18/2014)...   3D Systems   (NYSE: DDD ) ... , a new robotic surgery skills and procedural training simulator, ... ERUS exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands ... minimally invasive surgery represents a growing portion of overall surgical ... for robotic surgery has increased, and it is expected that ...
(Date:9/18/2014)...  Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB: NTRP) today announced the appointment ... the Company,s Board of Directors, effective September 12, 2014. ... the Board of seven members. Dr. Altstiel will also ... and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees ... Scientific Advisory Board, a position he has held since ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014 Australian biomarker discovery ... US trial of its MiStat™ prostate cancer screening test, ... regulatory approval upon completion. Minomic,s proprietary MiStat™ ... presence of a proprietary biomarker known as the MIL-38 ... prostate cancer cells. Researchers at 11 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:3D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 23D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 3Larry D. Altstiel, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Neurotrope Board of Directors 2Larry D. Altstiel, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Neurotrope Board of Directors 3Larry D. Altstiel, M.D., Ph.D. Joins Neurotrope Board of Directors 4Minomic Launches US Pilot Study of MiStat(TM) Novel Prostate Cancer Screening Technology 2
... EATONTOWN, N.J. , Jan. 14 Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... products for regenerative healing, today reported preliminary unaudited revenue for the ... $24.6 million for the same period in 2008.  During ... revenue from sales of its new innovative products all currently in ...
... and NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. , Jan. 14 ... that they have achieved the initial milestone of a research ... vitro test for potential allergic reactions to substances that could ... "Allergy Test on a Chip™," is intended to comprise a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Osteotech Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2009 Revenue 2Osteotech Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2009 Revenue 3Osteotech Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2009 Revenue 4L'OREAL and Hurel Corporation Announce R&D Collaboration to Develop a Non-Animal Alternative, Microfluidic Biochip 2L'OREAL and Hurel Corporation Announce R&D Collaboration to Develop a Non-Animal Alternative, Microfluidic Biochip 3
Used to negotiate tortuous vessels....
BiodivYsio stent with biocompatible coating (phosphorylcholine)...
... The CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent ... drug, called "sirolimus", a controlled-release ... delivery platform. Upon placement, sirolimus ... and impedes the process of ...
PT wires combine the enhanced durability of a linear elastic nitinol distal core and a highly resilient polymer tip. This provides excellent access in difficult cases involving severe tortuosity, tig...
Medicine Products: