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Psychological factors and cardiac risk and impact of exercise training programs-a review of ochsner studies.
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PMID:  21603539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although under-emphasized, substantial evidence indicates that psychological distress, especially depression, hostility, and anxiety, are risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) and affect recovery following major coronary heart disease events. We review several major studies from Ochsner Medical Center demonstrating the high prevalence of psychological distress in CHD patients and the marked benefits that occur following formal cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training programs. These benefits include reductions in psychological stress, improvements in CHD risk factors that accompany high stress, and reduced all-cause mortality. These data support the benefits of exercise training and increased levels of fitness to improve psychological stress and subsequent prognosis.
Authors:
Carl J Lavie; Richard V Milani; Surya M Artham; Yvonne Gilliland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Ochsner journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1524-5012     ISO Abbreviation:  Ochsner J     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-23     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125795     Medline TA:  Ochsner J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-72     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.
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