Destabilizing effects of mental stress on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

@article{Lampert2000DestabilizingEO,
  title={Destabilizing effects of mental stress on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.},
  author={Rachel J. Lampert and Diwakar Jain and Matthew M. Burg and William P. Batsford and Craig A. McPherson},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={158-64}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of sudden cardiac death increases in populations who experience disasters such as earthquakes. The physiological link between psychological stress and sudden death is unknown; one mechanism may be the direct effects of sympathetic arousal on arrhythmias. To determine whether mental stress alters the induction, rate, or termination of ventricular arrhythmias, we performed noninvasive programmed stimulation (NIPS) in patients with defibrillators and ventricular… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 6 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
61 Citations
29 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 61 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 29 references

Ischemic, hemodynamic, and neurohormonal responses to mental and exercise stress.Circulation

  • AD Goldberg, LC Becker, +13 authors DS. Sheps
  • 1996

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…