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Pet ownership and survival in the elderly hypertensive population
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Contributor(s):: Enayet K. Chowdhury, Mark R. Nelson, Garry L.R. Jennings, Lindon M.H. Wing, Christopher M. Reid
Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
Contributor(s):: Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, Nathan L. Tintle
Background: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population.Objective: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and dog walking and their relationship with home-based and Phase II cardiac rehabilitation exercise,...
Pet therapy: Enhancing social and cardiovascular wellness in community dwelling older adults
Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Kolassa, John
Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners
Contributor(s):: Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare the efficacy of the intervention between two distinct groups: dog owners and non-dog owners. Adult dog...
Cat Ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
Contributor(s):: Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Memon, Gabriela Vasquez, M Fareed K Suri
BackgroundThe presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.MethodsRelative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and stroke during...
Dog Walking - The Health Benefits
Contributor(s):: Bushman, Barbara A.
Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now
Contributor(s):: Creagan, E. T., Bauer, B. A., Thomley, B. S., Borg, J. M.
Contributor(s):: Fischer, Holger, Stöllberger, Claudia, Finsterer, Josef
Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?
Contributor(s):: Burwell, A. K., Baldwin, A. L.
In animal facilities, noises, often poorly controlled, occur over a wide range of frequencies and intensities. Evidence demonstrates that audible noise and ultrasound have deleterious effects on rodent physiology, but it is not known how they affect the autonomic nervous system (ANS). This study...
The effect of the presence of a companion-animal on physiological changes following the termination of cognitive stressors
Contributor(s):: DeMello, Lesley R.
Determined the effect of the presence of an unknown friendly pet on physiological measures of normotensive adults following the termination of a cognitive stressor, using a repeated measures design. Unlike most of the past research, the Ss in the present study included both male and female...
Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress
Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.
Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact
Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.
Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to...
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities
Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.
Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association
| Contributor(s):: Glenn N. Levine, Karen Allen, Lynne T. Braun, Hayley E. Christian, Erika Friedmann, Kathryn A. Taubert, Sue Ann Thomas, Deborah L. Wells, Richard A. Lange
The purpose of this American Heart Association Scientific Statement is to critically assess the data regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease risk.
JTT-130, a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor lowers plasma triglycerides and LDL cholesterol concentrations without increasing hepatic triglycerides in guinea pigs
| Contributor(s):: Dimple Aggarwal, Kristy L West, Tosca L Zern, Sudeep Shrestha, Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, Maria Luz Fernandez
Microsomal transfer protein inhibitors (MTPi) have the potential to be used as a drug to lower plasma lipids, mainly plasma triglycerides (TG). However, studies with animal models have indicated that MTPi treatment results in the accumulation of hepatic TG. The purpose of this study was to...
Perception of Animals and Cardiovascular Responses During Verbalization with an Animal Present
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, Erika, Locker, Barbra Zuck, Lockwood, Randall
Human Cardiac Responses to Familiar Young Chimpanzees
| Contributor(s):: Eddy, Timothy J.
Pet ownership predicts adherence to cardiovascular rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: Herrald, Mary M., Tomaka, Joe, Medina, Amanda Y.