Top Medical Stories for Thursday, May 23rd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Antidepressants Eases Stress-Induced Heart Condition Taking antidepressants may reduce the chances of developing the heart condition called mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI).

Bronchodilators Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Events A study of older patients with COPD suggests that new use of the long-acting bronchodilators β-agonists and anticholinergics were associated with similar increased risks of cardiovascular events.

Music Lowers Anxiety in ICU Patients on Ventilators A new study has found that among ICU patients receiving acute ventilator support for respiratory failure, use of patient-preferred music resulted in greater reduction in sedation frequency, anxiety, and intensity when compared to usual care.

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