FDG-PET imaging reveals brain region that links stress and heart disease
In new research led by Massachusetts General Hospital and Mount Sinai, PET/CT imaging revealed that activity in a stress-sensitive structure within the brain is linked to risk of cardiovascular disease.
Although the connection between stress and heart disease has been known for some time because of animal studies, the mechanism behind it wasn’t clear. This is the first time the region of the brain that connects stress to the risk of heart attack and stroke has been identified in animal models and humans. Read more.