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David Sheps

Is ischemia in the genes?

Decreased blood flow to the heart, known as ischemia, can be caused by physical stress, mental stress, or both. Intriguingly, researchers are finding that ischemia brought on by psychological stress can prove as harmful as ischemia brought on by exercise stress. And sometimes even more so. Emory cardiologist David Sheps, MD, is looking into whether our genes influence our chances of developing mental stress ischemia and whether treatment for this type of ischemia is in the offing.

David Sheps, MD
November 16, 2011


Article: "Of Heart and Mind"

Articles: PubMed Listing