Articles for tag: Chronic Stress, Coronary Artery Disease

Stress and Your Heart

Stress can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. It has a huge impact not only on the overall health and well-being, but also on the health of individual organs. Chronic stress can be a risk factor in the development of a number of illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease or ...

Causes of Irregular Heart Beat

There are many reasons why a person might have an irregular heartbeat. Sometimes, it is all related to stress and upset in a person’s life, other times, it could be a sign of something wrong with the heart. If you are drinking a lot of caffeine, that may cause you to have a heartbeat that ...

Cognitive Impairment After Coronary Bypass Surgery

Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries of the heart become constricted. When the arteries narrow, angina pectoris, arrhythmias, heart failure and/or myocardial infarction can result. Coronary artery disease affects more than 13 million people in the United States and is responsible for almost 75% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease. Coronary artery bypass surgery ...

Transient Ischemic Dilation in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

People with known or suspected coronary artery disease frequently undergo myocardial perfusion imaging as part of the workup for disease and risk management. The stress versus rest gated SPECT myocardial perfusion scan is particularly useful because it evaluates overall physiologic function (exercise capacity), electrocardiographic changes with stress, left ventricular size, myocardial perfusion, and left ventricular ...