Robert P Nolan
Affiliation: University of Toronto
- Heart rate variability biofeedback as a behavioral neurocardiac intervention to enhance vagal heart rate controlRobert P Nolan
Behavioural Cardiology Research Unit, University Health Network and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Am Heart J 149:1137. 2005..We hypothesized that (1) cognitive-behavioral training with HRV biofeedback would augment vagal recovery from acute stress, and (2) vagal regulation of HR would be inversely associated with stress and depression after treatment...
- Behavioral neurocardiac training in hypertension: a randomized, controlled trialRobert P Nolan
Division of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hypertension 55:1033-9. 2010..It is unknown whether efficacy of this treatment can be improved with biofeedback of baroreflex gain. BNT, alone or as an adjunct to drug therapy, may represent a promising new intervention for hypertension...
- Effects of drug, biobehavioral and exercise therapies on heart rate variability in coronary artery disease: a systematic reviewRobert P Nolan
Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:386-96. 2008..Heart rate variability (HRV) is reported as a surrogate index for clinical outcome in trials of secondary prevention strategies for coronary artery disease (CAD), but a standardized guide for interpreting HRV change is not established...
- Behavioural modification of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory response to C-reactive protein in patients with hypertensionR P Nolan
University Health Network and University of Toronto, ON, Canada
J Intern Med 272:161-9. 2012..We evaluated whether changes in markers of tonic or reflex vagal heart rate modulation following behavioural intervention were associated inversely with changes in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) or interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
- Therapeutic benefit of internet-based lifestyle counselling for hypertensionRobert P Nolan
Behavioural Cardiology Research Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Can J Cardiol 28:390-6. 2012..We incorporated key features of an established behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, to help standardize e-counselling in order to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension...
- Sex-based differences in the association between duration of type 2 diabetes and heart rate variabilityRobert P Nolan
Behavioral Cardiology Research Unit, University Health Network, 585 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2N2, Canada
Diab Vasc Dis Res 6:276-82. 2009..16, p=0.04) among female subjects. Longitudinal research is needed to establish whether risk factors for early cardiac autonomic impairment differ among men and women with type 2 diabetes...
- C-reactive protein modulates vagal heart rate control in patients with coronary artery diseaseRobert P Nolan
Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Clin Sci (Lond) 112:449-56. 2007..Therefore it may be advisable to assess systemic inflammation in interventions aimed at improving neurocardiac regulation in patients with CAD...
- Therapeutic benefit of preventive telehealth counseling in the Community Outreach Heart Health and Risk Reduction TrialRobert P Nolan
University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Cardiol 107:690-6. 2011..In conclusion, telehealth counseling augments therapeutic lifestyle change in subjects at high risk for cardiovascular events compared to a recommended guideline for brief preventive counseling...
- Antihypertensive medication use, adherence, stops, and starts in Canadians with hypertensionMarianne E Gee
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Can J Cardiol 28:383-9. 2012..Some of the greatest barriers to achieving blood pressure control are perceived to be failure to prescribe antihypertensive medication and lack of adherence to medication prescriptions...
- Reducing Blood Pressure With Internet-Based Interventions: A Meta-analysisSam Liu
Behavioural Cardiology Research Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Can J Cardiol 29:613-21. 2013....
- Prevalence of, and barriers to, preventive lifestyle behaviors in hypertension (from a national survey of Canadians with hypertension)Marianne E Gee
Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Am J Cardiol 109:570-5. 2012..In conclusion, programs and interventions to improve the adherence to lifestyle changes to treat hypertension may need to consider the identified barriers to lifestyle behaviors in their design...
- Physical activity behavior, motivational readiness and self-efficacy among Ontarians with cardiovascular disease and diabetesSherry L Grace
York University, 368 Bethune, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3
J Behav Med 30:21-9. 2007....
- Context and cardiovascular risk modification in two regions of Ontario, Canada: a photo elicitation studyJan E Angus
Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8, Canada
Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2481-99. 2009..Thus health education for CHD risk modification should be place-specific and tailored to the needs and resources of specific communities...
- Habitus, stress, and the body: the everyday production of health and cardiovascular riskJan Angus
University of Toronto, Canada
Qual Health Res 17:1088-102. 2007..Habits and practices linked with stress by participants were enduringly associated with these contexts, suggesting that place, body, and health are inseparable and coconstituted...
- Autonomic response to standardized stress predicts subsequent disease activity in ulcerative colitisRobert G Maunder
Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:413-20. 2006..We tested the hypothesis that individual differences in autonomic function are associated with differences in the disease course of ulcerative colitis...
- Effect of depression on five-year mortality after an acute coronary syndromeSherry L Grace
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Cardiol 96:1179-85. 2005....
- Depression and anxiety in adult congenital heart disease: predictors and prevalenceAdrienne H Kovacs
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Int J Cardiol 137:158-64. 2009..The goals of this study were to identify predictors of symptoms of depression and anxiety and evaluate the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders among North American ACHD patients...
- Dynamic responsiveness of the vascular bed as a regulatory mechanism in vasomotor controlMair Zamir
Neurovascular Research Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7, Canada
J Gen Physiol 134:69-75. 2009....
- The relationship of attachment insecurity to subjective stress and autonomic function during standardized acute stress in healthy adultsRobert G Maunder
Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
J Psychosom Res 60:283-90. 2006..The purpose of this study was to test predicted relationships between adult attachment and stress using subjective and physiological measures...
- Letter by Jong et al regarding article, "dietary fish and omega-3 fatty acid consumption and heart rate variability in US adults"Philip Jong
Circulation 118:e129; author reply e130. 2008