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A recent meta-analysis has shown that loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke. These latest findings, specific to cardiovascular outcomes, are consistent with substantial research indicating broad health risks (eg, immune functioning, cardiovascular functioning, cognitive decline) associated with the quantity and quality of social relationships—including several meta-analyses documenting mortality risk. In […]

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August 11, 2020

Loneliness and Isolation as major risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Mary Akangbe, from Zenit Global Health, interviews the Founder of RhythmiaBreath and Co-Founder of RB Hub Digital therapeutics, Sherezade Ruano. Their podcast, Precious Moments, bring to the audience interviews with thought leaders, people making a difference in health and social care & share with you profiles of different healthcare professionals, their roles and contributions to […]

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June 26, 2020

Heart Rhythm, Stress and Emotional Resilience

Can Mindfulness Evolve From Wellness Pursuit to Medical Treatment? By Kim Tingley. Jan 20, 2020. The New York Times Magazine Roughly a third of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. It’s a condition that can be largely controlled with diet, exercise and medication, […]

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January 24, 2020

From Wellness to Medical Treatment?

Positive psychological aspects of well-being—including positive emotions, optimism, and life satisfaction—are increasingly considered to have protective roles for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and longevity. A rapidly-growing body of literature has linked positive well-being with better cardiovascular health, lower incidence of CVD in healthy populations, and reduced risk of adverse outcomes in patients with existing CVD. This […]

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January 14, 2020

The Protective Role of Positive Well-Being in Cardiovascular Disease

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and symptoms overlap with physiological sensations of anxiety. Patients with atrial fibrillation can demonstrate anxiety sensitivity even in the absence of actual atrial fibrillation symptoms. Interoceptive exposure is effective in treating anxiety sensitivity, and recently, mindfulness has been proposed as an enhancement strategy to facilitating inhibitory learning […]

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December 9, 2019

Mindfulness and Interoceptive Exposure Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy? Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the most common type of Cardiomyopathy, affecting both the lower and the upper chambers of the heart. It is often a genetic condition, meaning that it is caused by a mutation in one or more genes that can be passed throughout families. How is living with Dilated […]

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October 17, 2019

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Clear and convincing clinical evidence has established that living with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) saves patients’ lives. In a 1999 landmark trial comparing the ICD to anti-arrhythmic drugs, the “ICD remains superior in prolonging survival after life-threatening arrhythmia.” Concomitantly, psychosocial research on the ICD has shown that living with the device as a treatment for […]

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July 29, 2019

Psychosocial and Cardiac Outcomes of Yoga for ICD Patients