Carotid plaque in Alzheimer caregivers and the role of sympathoadrenal arousal

Roepke, Susan K; Chattillion, Elizabeth A; von Känel, Roland; Allison, Matthew; Ziegler, Michael G; Dimsdale, Joel E; Mills, Paul J; Patterson, Thomas L; Ancoli-Israel, Sonia; Calleran, Susan; Harmell, Alexandrea L; Grant, Igor (2011). Carotid plaque in Alzheimer caregivers and the role of sympathoadrenal arousal. Psychosomatic medicine, 73(2), pp. 206-13. Baltimore, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3182081004

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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 disease process.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine

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von Känel, Roland




Lippincott Williams & Wilkins




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04 Oct 2013 14:10

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