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Early-life trauma tied to ECG changes indicating risk of arrhythmia during mental stress


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Journal of the American Heart Association
Reuters Health - 25/02/2022 - Early-life trauma was associated with a higher risk of elevated microvolt T-wave alternanas (TWA), a marker of increased arrhythmia risk, during mental stress in individuals with stable coronary artery disease, new research shows. "We were surprised by the strength of association despite adjustment for other psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and cardiac risk factors," Dr. Amit Shah of Emory University in Atlanta told Reuters Health by email. "Although queries about early life stress are not common practice, we are gaining a better understanding of where this may play a role," he said. His team recently published a statement paper on the topic in Psychosomatic Medicine (https://bit.ly/3BQyVXw). For the current study, as reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, Dr. Shah and colleagues examined early life trauma with t...


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