Stress and Heart Disease

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Stress and Heart Disease, June 26–29, 1984 Winnipeg, Canada

  • Robert E. Beamish
  • Pawan K. Singal
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Psychosocial Factors and Sudden Death

  3. Coronary Spasm and Arrhythmias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. R. D. Martin, K. D. Chadda
      Pages 167-172
    3. David J. Hearse, Allan S. Manning
      Pages 173-189
    4. P. K. Singal, N. Kapur, R. E. Beamish, P. K. Das, N. S. Dhalla
      Pages 190-201
  4. Cardiomyopathies and Atherosclerosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Victor J. Ferrans, John F. Van Vleet
      Pages 211-227
    3. Michael L. Hess, H. Page Mauck
      Pages 228-238
    4. J. R. Kaplan, S. B. Manuck, T. B. Clarkson
      Pages 262-276
  5. Stress Models and Pathophysiological Mechanisms

  6. Management and Prevention of Stress

About this book


It has been known or suspected for centuries that there is an association between mind and emotions and the occurrence of heart disease apd sudden death. During the past fifty years this relationship has become identified with the concept of Stress, a notion developed and popularized by Hans Selye. In recent years there has been an upward surge of interest in stress by scientists in several disciplines and by the general public. Although, books, journal articles, seminars and media programs devoted to stress now abound, the definition, manifestations, mechanisms, and management of stress remain uncertain and controversial. In an attempt to clarify the situation an International Symposium on Stress and Heart Disease was held in Winnipeg, Canada, June 26-29, 1984, and the proceedings form the basis of this book and its companion volume "Patho­ genesis of Stress-Induced Heart Disease". Although most species which have ever existed are now extinct through countless millenia, the human species has successfully adapted to changing conditions ("stressors") such as ice ages, predators and parasites, wars, famine and plague, and now it is coping with rapidly changing social, economic and political circumstances. Such adaptation occurs at all levels of life- at the molecular level within the cell, at the level of the whole cell, in the groups of cells as organs, in the entire organism or individual, and in some cases, in the society in which the individual lives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Beamish
    • 1
  • Pawan K. Singal
    • 1
  • Naranjan S. Dhalla
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManitobaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9622-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2587-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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