High Perceived Stress Related to Incident CHD

People with high perceived stress have a moderate, 27 percent increased risk of incident CHD

FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- High perceived stress is associated with a moderate 27-percent increased risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD), according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the Dec. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Safiya Richardson, M.D., of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review, which identified 23 potentially relevant studies. Of these, six studies (118,696 participants) met the review criteria and measured non-validated self-reported and validated perceived stress and assessed incident CHD at six months or longer.

The researchers found that perceived stress was associated with a moderately increased risk of 27 percent (aggregate risk ratio, 1.27) for incident CHD, defined as new diagnosis of, hospitalization for, or mortality secondary to CHD.

"The mechanism linking perceived stress to adverse cardiovascular outcomes is likely multifactorial," the authors write. "Possibilities include increased activity of the hypothalamic pituitary axis, increased sympathetic outflow, or altered behaviors causing insulin resistance and central obesity."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Powered by

jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles Recommended Nursing Articles

What internal motivators drive RNs to pursue a BSN?
Nursing2014 , October 2014
Free access will expire on November 24, 2014.


Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Primary Care
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, September/October 2014
Free access will expire on November 10, 2014.


Nurses spurring innovation
Nursing Management, October 2014
Free access will expire on November 10, 2014.


More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events