In the Media
March 2013, Dr. Donald Edmondson was quoted in U.S. News, discussing the strain a disaster can place on one's physical and mental well-being. "Stress is a known risk factor for both the development and progression of heart disease... Acute stressful events have been shown to increase the incidence of heart attack in the subsequent days and weeks, but few studies have assessed the long-term cardiovascular impact of such events." He notes, we are more likely to pay attention to the immediate consequences of disaster, but they may "usher in much longer periods of struggle for economic and psychological well-being, which take a heavy toll on the cardiovascular system." Click here to read.
March 2013, Dr. Karina Davidson was quoted in an article from theheart.org, discussing her research findings from the Comparison of Depression Interventions after ACS (CODIACS) Vanguard trial. "Although the depression care itself was more expensive for the patients who were in the active-treatment arm, we had fewer hospitalizations ... We're very excited that this may be a pathway to having psychiatry and cardiology work more closely together to better improve the overall health of our patients." Click here to read.
February 2013, Dr. Donald Edmondson was quoted in an article from US News in an article questioning long waits in the emergency rooms, "The modern emergency department is excellent at acute care, but a number of health system and hospital-level pressures have overcrowded them to a point where being treated there can, at times, worsen long-term prognosis." Click here to read.
January 2013, Dr. Siqin (Kye) Ye was mentioned in an article from Med Page Today looking at outcomes for depressed heart patients. "As seen in previous studies, patients with elevated depressive symptoms had a higher risk of MI or all-cause death through about 4 years of follow-up, after accounting for demographics, education, income, and body mass index (HR 1.41, 95% CI 1.15 to 1.72), according to Siqin Ye, MD, of Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues." Click here to read.
January 2013, Dr. Ian Kronish was quoted in US News as in an article discussing post-stroke medication adherence. Kronish was quoted "Unfortunately, too many stroke survivors are not compliant with these regimens, even though we know that adherence to post-stroke treatment regimens is one of the most important components of reducing the risk of a future stroke." Click here to read.
December 2012, Dr. Karina Davidson was mentioned in the article, Mental Health Scars Common After Cardiac Arrest, in Reuters Health. Dr. Davidson was quoted saying "This is a brand new area [PTSD after a cardiac event] that is going to require thoughtful scientists, vigilant family members, and an awareness from patients." Click here to read. Also, click here for the coverage in Chicago Tribune.
October 2012, Dr. Jonathan Newman was mentioned in an article from Fox News about women heart attack victims being more likely to call 9-1-1. "It's estimated that more than 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack each year, and about half of them die. "I think you should have a low threshold for calling," lead researcher Dr. Jonathan D. Newman of Columbia University Medical Center in New York told Reuters Health, "rather than 'watching and waiting.'" In the new study, Newman and his colleagues looked at how often New Yorkers with heart symptoms called 9-1-1. They found that among 184 heart attack sufferers, women were more likely than men to call: 57 percent did, versus 28 percent." Click here to read.
July 2012, Dr. William Whang was recognized in an article on Med Page Today for his work on depression and atrial fibrillation (Afib). "Among more than 30,000 women without a history of cardiovascular disease or Afib, nearly 7% indicated significant global psychological distress, reported William Whang, MD, from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues." Click here to read.
June 2012, Dr. Donald Edmondson was quoted in an article from The New York Times discussing the unique aspects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after heart attacks, "When you think of PTSD due to combat or a traumatic event, the patient experiences intrusive memories reliving an external event. But this type of trauma is something that is internal." Click here to read. Also, click here for the coverage in Time Magazine, and click here for the journal publication.
April and June 2012, Dr. Karina Davidson and CBCH were mentioned in a mental health blog focusing on how happiness affects heart disease. Click here to view the April mention. Click here to view the June mention.