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Stress psicologico e ischemia

  • M. M. Burg

Estratto

L’ischemia da stress mentale (mental stress ischemia - MSI), fenomeno identificato recentemente in ambito cardiologico, è caratterizzata dal verificarsi di ischemia durante l’esperienza di episodi mentalmente o emotivamente stressanti. La ricerca si è rivolta principalmente ad una migliore conoscenza della fisiopatologia del fenomeno, al fine di poter individuare strategie terapeutiche specifiche in grado di garantire una prognosi migliore. Importanza è stata inoltre data al raggiungimento di risultati indipendenti dai fattori legati alla sottostante arteriopatia coronarica (coronary artery disease - CAD) di tipo cronico. In questo capitolo viene presentata una rassegna bibliografica di studi osservazionali e di laboratorio che hanno descritto il fenomeno. Viene successivamente presentata la ricerca condotta sulla fisiopatologia che si presume possa sottostare alla MSI, seguita da una revisione della bibliografia relativa alla prognosi e al trattamento. Il capitolo termina conuna discussione riguardo alla direzione futura della ricerca su questo tema. Il presente lavoro non riporta una revisione esauriente della bibliografia, in quanto lo scopo è stato piuttosto quello di fornire una selezione della letteratura esistente che avesse un alto contenuto informativo per il lettore.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Burg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and Hypertension Program Department of MedicineColumbia University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Section of Cardiovascular MedicineYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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