Biological and Psychological Factors in Cardiovascular Disease

  • Thomas H. Schmidt
  • Theodore M. Dembroski
  • Gerhard Blümchen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Thomas H. Schmidt, Theodore M. Dembroski, Gerhard Blümchen
      Pages 1-2
  3. From Clinical Experience to Tested Hypothesis: The Role of Psychosocial Factors in Coronary Heart Disease

  4. Psychosocial Factors and CHD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. R. B. Shekelle, S. B. Hulley, J. D. Neaton, J. Billings, N. O. Borhani, T. A. Gerace et al.
      Pages 41-55
    3. A. Appels, P. Mulder, M. van’t Hof, C. D. Jenkins, J. van Houtem, F. Tan
      Pages 56-62
    4. B. T. Engel
      Pages 96-103
    5. H. Matschinger, J. Siegrist, K. Siegrist, K. H. Dittmann
      Pages 104-126
    6. S. Streufert, R. M. Pogash
      Pages 139-154
    7. R. A. De Silva
      Pages 155-183
  5. Cardiovascular Psychophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. T. H. Schmidt, H. Thierse, J. Eschweiler
      Pages 187-227
    3. T. M. Dembroski, J. M. MacDougall
      Pages 246-257
    4. N. Schneiderman, N. Tischenkel, R. Nelesen
      Pages 258-286

About these proceedings

Introduction

An opening address should ask the right questions, which we expect to answer during the coming years. A good opening address should formu­ late hypotheses for falsification during the conference or in the near fu­ ture. Mter Dr. Groen's excellent lecture yesterday, I feel better about my task, because I feel I am not alone in asking the ten questions in my ab­ stract. It is an honor for me to give this short paper largely based on my expe­ riences during 15 years as medical director of a rehabilitation center in Ba­ varia, as a teacher at two medical schools in Munich and Innsbruck, and as an old-fashioned holistic cardiologist. However, it also is a difficult task for me because the subject of this conference concerning biobehavioral factors in coronary heart disease is controversial, not only in the medical society, but in my own mind as well. When I organized one of the first conferences on stress and coronary heart disease in West Germany in 1976, followed by conferences in 1979 and 1980, the semantic problems between physicians and psychologists were very significant. However, communication has improved in this area during the last decade. The most encouraging event in this field was a sym­ posium in May 1984 in Rotenburg/Fulda on the topic "Return to Work af­ ter Bypass Surgery", organized by a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Walter.

Keywords

Bypass cardiovascular cardiovascular disease coronary heart disease heart heart disease rehabilitation stress vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas H. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Theodore M. Dembroski
    • 2
  • Gerhard Blümchen
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung Epidemiologie und SozialmedizinMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MarylandBaltimore County CantonsvilleUSA
  3. 3.Klinik RoderbirkenLeichlingen/Rhld. 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71234-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71236-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71234-0
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