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Religion, spirituality and cardiovascular disease: research, clinical implications, and opportunities in Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, January 2013
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Title
Religion, spirituality and cardiovascular disease: research, clinical implications, and opportunities in Brazil
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, January 2013
DOI 10.5935/1678-9741.20130015
Pubmed ID
Authors

Fernando A. Lucchese, Harold G. Koenig

Abstract

In this paper we comprehensively review published quantitative research on the relationship between religion, spirituality (R/S), and cardiovascular (CV) disease, discuss mechanisms that help explain the associations reported, examine the clinical implications of those findings, and explore future research needed in Brazil on this topic. First, we define the terms religion, spirituality, and secular humanism. Next, we review research examining the relationships between R/S and CV risk factors (smoking, alcohol/drug use, physical inactivity, poor diet, cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, and psychosocial stress). We then review research on R/S, cardiovascular functions (CV reactivity, heart rate variability, etc.), and inflammatory markers (IL-6, IFN-γ, CRP, fibrinogen, IL-4, IL-10). Next we examine research on R/S and coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, dementia, cardiac surgery outcomes, and mortality (CV mortality in particular). We then discuss mechanisms that help explain these relationships (focusing on psychological, social, and behavioral pathways) and present a theoretical causal model based on a Western religious perspective. Next we discuss the clinical applications of the research, and make practical suggestions on how cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can sensitively and sensibly address spiritual issues in clinical practice. Finally, we explore opportunities for future research. No research on R/S and cardiovascular disease has yet been published from Brazil, despite the tremendous interest and involvement of the population in R/S, making this an area of almost unlimited possibilities for researchers in Brazil.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 122 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 4%
Student > Postgraduate 3 2%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 2%
Student > Bachelor 2 2%
Other 1 <1%
Other 4 3%
Unknown 104 85%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Psychology 1 <1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 103 84%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2020.
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