Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Paul Hjemdahl
  • Andrew Steptoe
  • Annika Rosengren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Andrew Steptoe, Annika Rosengren, Paul Hjemdahl
      Pages 1-14
  3. Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Paul Hjemdahl, Murray Esler
      Pages 31-53
    3. Gregory Kaltsas, Anthony S. Zannas, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 71-87
    4. Paul Hjemdahl, Roland von Känel
      Pages 89-110
    5. Marcus Gray, Yoko Nagai, Hugo D. Critchley
      Pages 129-148
  4. Acute Stress and Triggering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Geoffrey H. Tofler, Alexandra O’Farrell, Thomas Buckley
      Pages 151-168
    3. Ilan S. Wittstein
      Pages 169-191
  5. Chronic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Mika Kivimäki, Archana Singh-Manoux, G. David Batty, Marianna Virtanen, Jane E. Ferrie, Jussi Vahtera
      Pages 195-209
    3. Roland von Känel, Marie-Louise Gander Ferrari
      Pages 235-256
    4. Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Aleksander Perski
      Pages 257-272
    5. Annika Rosengren
      Pages 285-295
  6. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
  7. Psychological Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Alena Talbot Ellis, Wolfgang Linden
      Pages 335-354
  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Paul Hjemdahl, Annika Rosengren, Andrew Steptoe
      Pages 377-381
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 383-390

About this book


There is a growing trend for the incorporation of stress management into cardiac rehabilitation programs and into preventive cardiology. However, stress is multifaceted, often misunderstood, and requires as much scientific scrutiny as other pathological processes relevant to cardiology. The quality of research into stress management is variable, and care is required in identifying effective evidence-based methods. There is thus a need for better understanding of stress and its ramifications among cardiologists, other clinicians caring for cardiac patients, and by those involved in primary prevention.

Stress and Cardiovascular Disease provides an up to date survey of research, highlighting the clinical implications of physiological and population studies of stress.  Each chapter addresses a particular aspect of this exciting field of basic and clinical research.  This multidisciplinary volume will serve as an aid to physicians in their management of stress-related issues in cardiac patients and high-risk individuals.

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Hjemdahl
    • 1
  • Andrew Steptoe
    • 2
  • Annika Rosengren
    • 3
  1. 1.Karolinska Hospital, Dept. Clinical PharmacologyKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  2. 2.St Georges Hospital Medical School, Dept. PsychologyUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Sahlgrenska University Hospital/ÖstraGöteborgSweden

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