Published: June 18, 2010
Updated: June 18, 2010
Chronic anxiety doesn’t just turn people’s lives upside down; it also can erode their heart health over time.
Anxiety -- along with depressed mood -- is one of two primary components of stress, a known contributor to cardiovascular disease. The Duke Heart–Mind Center is the country’s first dedicated program to study the link between emotional and cardiovascular health.
Led by Duke psychiatrist Ranga Krishnan, MB ChB, dean of the Duke–NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Duke Heart Center director Christopher O’Connor, MD, and Duke professor of medical psychology James Blumenthal, PhD, the center is pursuing a variety of clinical trials, including:
To learn more, call Jennifer Wilson at 919-681-4367.