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Li-Jun Zhang, Mei-Yan Liu, Radhika Rastogi, Jessie N Ding
Objectives We investigated whether trimetazidine pretreatment can regulate central and peripheral serotonin (5-HT) in rats of myocardial infarction (MI) combined with depression. Methods Forty rats were randomly assigned to a sham operation group (n = 10) and a disease model group (n = 30). The sham operation group was pretreated with normal saline for 4 weeks. The disease model group was randomly assigned further into a negative control subgroup, a positive control subgroup, and a treatment subgroup - the groups received saline, sertraline, and trimetazidine pretreatment, respectively, for 4 weeks, then the rats were subjected to MI combined with depression...
March 26, 2018: Neurological Research
C Herrmann-Lingen
BACKGROUND: Depression is a frequent comorbidity in chronic heart failure. It can be triggered by the experience of suffering from heart disease, but it can also play a causal role in accelerated development and poor prognosis of heart failure. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the interrelationships between heart failure and depression and the psychophysiological and behavioral mechanisms involved in this association. The effects of comorbid depression on quality of life in patients with heart failure were also examined and therapeutic options reviewed...
May 2018: Der Internist
M Y Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Rita Fuchs-Strizek, Thomas Berger
Psychosocial risk factors contribute to the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. They are associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, low patient adherence, alterations in autonomic function and endocrine markers. Thus, in cardiac rehabilitation, psychosocial risk factors should be assessed besides somatic factors. Patients with clinically significant symptoms ought to be referred for further psychological diagnostics. Depending on the findings, patients should be offered psychological interventions like relaxation training, stress management courses, smoking cessation programmes and individual counselling...
February 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Mei-Yan Liu, Li-Jun Zhang, Yu-Xin Zhou, Wan-Lin Wei
Background: Psychocardiological researches have suggested a central role of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) on psychocardiological mechanism. This study aimed to further explore the central role of 5-HT and pretreatment effects of XinLingWan on rats with myocardial infarction (MI) and/or depression. Methods: Ninety Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: MI group, depression group, and MI + depression group (n = 30 in each group). Each group was then divided into three subgroups (n = 10 in each subgroup): a negative control subgroup (NCS), a Western medicine subgroup (WMS), and a traditional Chinese medicine subgroup (TCMS), which were received pretreatment once a day for 4 weeks by saline, 20 mg/kg sertraline mixed with 2 ml saline, and 40 mg/kg XingLingWan mixed with 2 ml saline, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Rong Yuan, Li-Li Guo, Heng-Wen Chen, Jun-Ping Li, Zhong Chen, Ben-Jun Wei, Jie Wang
Background. Traditional Chinese Medicine is extensively used in China and HuoxueAnshen Recipe (HAR) was formulated according to its method in treating CHD accompanied with insomnia in clinic. However, there are few studies related to the effect of HAR on myocardial injury and sleep disorders. Purpose. To investigate the effects of HAR on sleep deprivation- (SD-) induced myocardial I/R injury. Methods. Male Wistar rats receiving a daily gavage of HAR or vehicle were exposed to SD intervention while control rats had normal sleep...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Lisa S Olive
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
Brigita Novak Sarotar, Mitja Lainscak
The population is rapidly aging worldwide and the burden of chronic disease follows along. Frequently, diseases go hand in hand and cardiovascular disease and mental health problems are no exception. Symptoms of depression in the elderly are often overlooked and untreated because they coincide with other problems encountered by the elderly. Older adults with depressive symptoms have poorer functioning compared to those with chronic medical conditions. The burden of cardiovascular disease also remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality...
December 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Maxie Bunz, Ingrid Kindermann, Julia Karbach, Sonja Wedegärtner, Michael Böhm, Denise Lenski
Patients with heart disease often suffer from psychological comorbidities in addition to various physical impairments. These mental disorders reduce the quality of life and have a negative effect on the development and course of heart diseases. Particularly the occurrence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to an increase in hospitalization-, morbidity-, and mortality rates. Early diagnosis of psychological disorders in patients with cardiovascular disease and consecutive treatment is therefore desirable...
January 2015: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Florian Lederbogen, Christian Albus, Christiane Angermann, Martin Borggrefe, Denise Fischer, Kurt Fritzsche, Markus Haass, Jochen Jordan, Jana Jünger, Ingrid Kindermann, Volker Köllner, Bernhard Kuhn, Martin Scherer, Melchior Seyfarth, Heinz Völler, Christiane Waller, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen
BACKGROUND: The rapid progress of psychosomatic research in cardiology and also the increasing impact of psychosocial issues in the clinical daily routine have prompted the Clinical Commission of the German Heart Society (DGK) to agree to an update of the first state of the art paper on this issue which was originally released in 2008. METHODS: The circle of experts was increased, general aspects were implemented and the state of the art was updated. Particular emphasis was dedicated to coronary heart diseases (CHD), heart rhythm diseases and heart failure because to date the evidence-based clinical knowledge is most advanced in these particular areas...
2014: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
Zohreh Khayyam Nekouei, Alireza Yousefy, Hamid Taher Neshat Doost, Gholamreza Manshaee, Masoumeh Sadeghei
BACKGROUND: Conducted researches show that psychological factors may have a very important role in the etiology, continuity and consequences of coronary heart diseases. This study has drawn the psychological risk and protective factors and their effects in patients with coronary heart diseases (CHD) in a structural model. It aims to determine the structural relations between psychological risk and protective factors with quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present cross-sectional and correlational studies were conducted using structural equation modeling...
February 2014: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
C Albus, K-H Ladwig, C Herrmann-Lingen
Psychosocial risk factors (work stress, low socioeconomic status, impaired social support, anger, anxiety and depression), certain personality traits (e.g. hostility) and post-traumatic stress disorders may negatively influence the incidence and course of multiple cardiovascular disease conditions. Systematic screening for these factors may help to adequately assess the psychosocial risk pattern of a given patient and may also contribute to the treatment of these patients. Recommendations for treatment are based on current guidelines...
March 2014: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Jochen Jordan, Georg Titscher, Ludmila Peregrinova, Holger Kirsch
BACKGROUND: In view of the increasing number of implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), the number of people suffering from so-called "multiple ICD shocks" is also increasing. The delivery of more than five shocks (appropriate or inappropriate) in 12 months or three or more shocks (so called multiple shocks) in a short time period (24 hours) leads to an increasing number of patients suffering from severe psychological distress (anxiety disorder, panic disorder, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder)...
2013: Psycho-social Medicine
E Quadri, C Farè, E Palmero, G Campioni, M Chessa, E Callus
The current work is the presentation of a new project at the IRCSS San Donato Milanese University hospital, in the sphere of Psychocardiology. Hospitalised children and adolescents often face psychosocial difficulties and the psychological condition of their parents frequently has an impact on their wellbeing. A strong need to take care, beyond the mere cure, is necessary in the hospital settings - that is a need to pay attention also to psychological aspects apart from the medical ones. Art therapy could be an answer for this need: the literature has outlined its efficacy in hospital, also due to the higher inclination of children and adolescents toward creativity...
November 2012: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
Angelos Halaris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2013: Future Cardiology
Christoph Herrmann-Lingen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2011: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
Maria Sobczak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Wojciech Drygas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2011: Kardiologia Polska
Edward Callus, Emilia Quadri, Massimo Chessa
When it comes to the role of the clinical psychology in the cardiac settings, or psychocardiology, there is often a focus on acquired cardiac illnesses in the rehabilitation settings. However, the increase of adults with congenital heart disease due to technological advances in cardiology and cardiac surgery have created a new emergency. It is thus necessary to reflect upon the elements of psychocardiology adapting them to this new population, also when it comes to interventional hospital settings of cardiology and cardiac surgery...
2010: Frontiers in Psychology
J Jordan, J Sperzel
In the literature there are only very few reports on systematic education or information for patients after implantation. Research in this field has only just begun so that there are no sufficiently evaluated models which could serve as the foundations for recommendations. Approximately 80% of affected patients, relatives and partners show a good cognitive acceptance and are capable of coping with the situation. However, in the first 12 months following ICD implantation some 20% of patients are in a state of anxiety and depression...
September 2011: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
J Sperzel, J Jordan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2011: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
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