Carotid plaque in Alzheimer caregivers and the role of sympathoadrenal arousal.

  title={Carotid plaque in Alzheimer caregivers and the role of sympathoadrenal arousal.},
  author={Susan K. Roepke and Elizabeth A Chattillion and Roland von K{\"a}nel and Matthew A. Allison and Michael G. Ziegler and Joel E. Dimsdale and Paul J. Mills and Thomas L Patterson and Sonia Ancoli-Israel and Susan Calleran and Alexandrea L. Harmell and Igor Grant},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={73 2},
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that those who provide care for a spouse diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease would have increased prevalence of carotid artery plaque compared with noncaregiving controls and that prolonged sympathoadrenal arousal to acute stress would relate to this difference. Providing care for a spouse with Alzheimer's disease has been associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, potentially due to the impact of caregiving stress on the atherosclerotic… CONTINUE READING


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