Ahmed Tawakol from Massachusetts General Hospital: Using Imaging to Look at Connections Between Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Events

Studies have long shown the connection between stress and the risk of cardiovascular disease, a recent study used imaging to take a deeper look at this field of research.

Studies have long shown the connection between stress and the risk of cardiovascular disease, a recent study used imaging to take a deeper look at this field of research.

Ahmed A. Tawakol, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital discussed the results of his research during the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting Chicago. Tawakol said that while the connection between stress and cardiovascular disease is well known, the mechanics of this relationship are still in question for those involved in the field. One of the focuses of this study was on the amygdala which could provide guidance for further research on this topic.