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Publications [#328291] of James A. Blumenthal

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  1. Sood, A; Alvarenga, ME; Blumenthal, JA "Treatment of anxiety within the practice of cardiology." Handbook of Psychocardiology. Springer Singapore, January, 2016: 935-955. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/07/23)

    © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016. All rights are reserved. This chapter will provide a definition of anxiety and describe methods for assessing it within cardiac practice. Next the epidemiology of anxiety disorders and prevalence of anxiety disorders in cardiovascular disease will be reviewed followed by literature on anxiety and cardiovascular disease. Subsequently, different treatment options including pharmacotherapy and different psychological approaches will be evaluated. Other treatment measures discussed in this chapter include breathing retraining, relaxation, and exercise therapy. The chapter concludes with recommendations for treatment of anxiety in heart disease along with future directions for research.

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