Biobehavioral aspects of cardiovascular disease: progress and prospects.

  title={Biobehavioral aspects of cardiovascular disease: progress and prospects.},
  author={Neil Schneiderman and M. A. Chesney and David S Krantz},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={8 6},
Cardiovascular disorders pose a major health problem for industrialized societies in terms of excess morbidity and mortality. Hypertension (HT) is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and cerebrovascular disease. The impact of psychosocial factors, personality traits, genetic-behavioral interactions, sodium sensitivity, obesity, insulin metabolism, and psychophysiology on HT status is discussed. An understanding of pathophysiologic processes is needed to provide a better basis… CONTINUE READING
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