Annik Plourde

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BACKGROUND Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is common among people with asthma, but its association with asthma morbidity remains unexplored. This study examined cross-sectional associations between GAD and asthma control, quality of life, and self-efficacy. METHODS Seven hundred ninety-four adults with confirmed asthma were recruited from the(More)
Although there is evidence that depression is associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), the mechanisms underlying this association remain unclear. This study examined the association between depression and hemodynamic, hemostatic, and endothelial responses to psychological stress. Seventy-two postcoronary angiography patients(More)
Impaired endothelial function has been shown to limit exercise in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and has been implicated in myocardial ischemia. However, the association of endothelial function and ischemia on peak exercise oxygen consumption (VO(2)) has not been previously reported. A total of 116 CAD patients underwent standard exercise stress(More)
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