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Jennifer L. Gordon
McGill University
12Publications
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#2Simon L. BaconH-Index: 35
Last.Kim L. LavoieH-Index: 30
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© 2017 by the American Psychosomatic Society. Objective: Silent myocardial ischemia is thought to be associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes due to a lack of perception of pain cues that initiate treatment seeking. Negative affect (NA) has been associated with increased pain reporting and positive affect (PA) with decreased pain reporting, but these psychological factors have not been examined within the context of myocardial ischemia. This study evaluated the associations between PA, NA, ...
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#1Jennifer L. Gordon (McGill University)H-Index: 5
#2Blaine Ditto (McGill University)H-Index: 32
Last.Bianca D’Antono (UdeM: Université de Montréal)H-Index: 9
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Among cardiac patients, research suggests that somatic depressive symptoms are more strongly associated with altered cardiovascular responses to stress than cognitive depressive symptoms. This study sought to determine whether this was also the case in healthy individuals. One hundred and ninety-nine adults from the community completed the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) and underwent psychological laboratory stressors while their blood pressure, heart rate, and heart rate variability were...
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#1Amanda Rossi (Concordia University)H-Index: 5
#2Elaine Davies (Concordia University)H-Index: 1
Last.Simon L. BaconH-Index: 35
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Objective: There is limited information regarding the synergistic or additive effects of metabolic syndrome (MS) and endothelial dysfunction (ED) on cardiovascular disease (CVD). Altered cardiovascular responses to exercise have been shown to predict future cardiovascular events as well as assess autonomic function. The present study evaluated the impact of MS and brachial artery reactivity (a proxy of ED) on peak exercise-induced cardiovascular changes. Design and Methods: Individuals (n = 303)...
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#1Jennifer L. Gordon (McGill University)H-Index: 5
#2Kim L. LavoieH-Index: 30
Last.Simon L. BaconH-Index: 35
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Background. The effects of smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle on endothelial function (EF) have only been examined separately. The relative contributions of these behaviours on EF have therefore not been compared. Purpose. To compare the relative associations between these four risk factors and brachial artery reactivity in the same sample. Methods. 328 patients referred for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) exercise stress tests completed a nuclear...
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#1Jennifer L. GordonH-Index: 5
#2Kim L. LavoieH-Index: 1
Last.Simon L. BaconH-Index: 1
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 29% of global deaths, making it the leading cause of mortality worldwide. In 2004, 17.1 million people died from CVD and this number is expected to increase to 23.6 million by 2030 (World Health Organization, 2007). The most important mechanism contributing to the development and progression of CVD is atherosclerosis, the process by which fatty plaques accumulate on the inner walls of arteries, leading to their narrowing and loss of elasticity. This proc...
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#1Simon L. BaconH-Index: 35
#2Kim L. LavoieH-Index: 30
Last.Alain Vadeboncoeur (MHI: Montreal Heart Institute)H-Index: 11
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Background Endothelial function has been shown to be a highly sensitive marker for the overall cardiovascular risk of an individual. Furthermore, there is evidence of important sex differences in endothelial function that may underlie the differential presentation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women relative to men. As such, measuring endothelial function may have sex-specific prognostic value for the prediction of CVD events, thus improving risk stratification for the overall prediction of...
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#1Jennifer L. Gordon (McGill University)H-Index: 5
#2Blaine Ditto (McGill University)H-Index: 32
Last.Simon L. BaconH-Index: 35
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) mortality. Dysfunctional autonomic control of the CV system may represent a mechanism explaining this relationship. Poor CV recovery after exercise, indicative of dysfunctional autonomic control of the CV system, predicts CV events and death. This is the first study to examine the association between MDD and postexercise CV recovery. Some 886 patients underwent exercise stress tests. Heart rate (HR), systolic blood ...
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#1Blaine Ditto (McGill University)H-Index: 32
#2Kim L. Lavoie (UdeM: Université de Montréal)H-Index: 30
Last.Simon L. Bacon (Concordia University)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Sustained and acute increases in blood pressure can dampen pain in experimental animals and humans. The most important clinical implication of this relationship may be the phenomenon of silent cardiac ischemia. High blood pressure is common in people at risk for cardiac ischemia and may reduce angina, the key symptom of life-threatening ischemia. The relationship between resting blood pressure and angina was examined in 904 people undergoing exercise stress testing for coronary artery d...
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PURPOSE: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death in the Western world. Although the benefits of exercise as a health behavior are widely known, the majority of CHD patients fail to adhere to an exercise program. The availability of social networks has been shown to be related to health behaviors; however, the impact that social networks have on CHD patient exercise involvement is not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the role social networks, defined as t...
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