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  1. A modest protective association between pet ownership and cardiovascular diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Contributor(s):: Yeh, T. L., Lei, W. T., Liu, S. J., Chien, K. L.

  2. 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...

  3. Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.

  4. Veterinary Vision, Fall 2006

    Contributor(s):: Claire Eldridge (editor)

    Veterinary Vision is a publication of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. This yearly magazine explores the research, teaching, and outreach services of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  5. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms

    Contributor(s):: Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.

    It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...

  6. Regular dog-walking improves physical capacity in elderly patients after myocardial infarction

    Contributor(s):: Ruzic, A., Miletic, B., Ruzic, T., Persic, V., Laskarin, G.

  7. Pets, depression and long-term survival in community living patients following myocardial infarction

    Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S.

    Evidence supports the contribution of depression, anxiety, and poor social support to mortality of hospitalized myocardial infarction (MI) patients. The contribution of depression to survival is independent of disease severity. Pet ownership, a non-human form of social support, has also been...