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Stress Blocks Effects Of Medications In Heart Disease

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November 25, 1999
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Highly stressed patients with ischemic heart disease do not respond as well to medications for their condition as do patients with lower levels of psychological distress, a new study by Canadian scientists shows.

Highly stressed patients with ischemic heart disease do not respond as well to medications for their condition as do patients with lower levels of psychological distress, a new study by Canadian scientists shows. Patients with high levels of daily stress showed less than average reduction in episodes of ischemia and severe heart pains (angina), and showed less improvement in performance on a treadmill.


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