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Mental health disorders leading to hospital visit may increase stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — People hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health disorders may have an increased risk for stroke, new data suggest.

Researchers, who presented their findings Thursday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, said psychiatric […]

Parents of kids with heart defects at risk for PTSD, other mental health issues

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Parents of children with critical congenital heart defects are at high risk for mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, according to a new study.

Researchers who reviewed published data from 10 countries found that up to 30 percent of parents of […]

PTSD may affect blood vessel health in veterans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder may decrease the ability of blood vessels to dilate, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke in veterans, according to the largest study to date to look at the impact of PTSD on blood vessel health.

In the study, published Wednesday in the […]

March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on PTSD may affect blood vessel health in veterans

Severity of combat injury linked to future chronic diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are more likely to develop chronic diseases based on the severity of their combat injuries, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

In the last 13 years of war, 52,087 U.S. service members have been wounded in […]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Severity of combat injury linked to future chronic diseases

PTSD, trauma may raise heart, stroke risk in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, is the largest to examine PTSD […]

June 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Parents experience post-traumatic stress disorder after child’s stroke

Parents of children who have suffered a stroke can experience post-traumatic stress disorder, and the children show signs of clinical anxiety, factors that could interfere with treatment and outcomes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

A preliminary study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital […]

February 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Study: Patients recall vivid memories during cardiac arrest

Survivors of cardiac arrest may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health issues because they maintained vivid memories of their near-death experiences, according to a recent study.

What happens to the mind during cardiac arrest and what it remembers is an understudied area. Sam Parnia, MD, […]

October 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Patients recall vivid memories during cardiac arrest

Mini-stroke’ may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

A “mini-stroke” may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Transient ischemic attack, like stroke, is caused by restricted blood supply to the brain. A TIA is temporary and often lasts less than five minutes, without causing permanent brain […]