L L Watkins

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of anxiety with reduced baroreflex cardiac control in patients after acute myocardial infarction
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 143:460-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise and weight loss on cardiac risk factors associated with syndrome X
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1889-95. 2003
  3. pmc Association of anxiety and depression with all-cause mortality in individuals with coronary heart disease
    Lana L Watkins
    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000068. 2013
  4. pmc Phobic anxiety and increased risk of mortality in coronary heart disease
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:664-71. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Is there a glycemic threshold for impaired autonomic control?
    L L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:826-30. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of kava extract on vagal cardiac control in generalized anxiety disorder: preliminary findings
    L L Watkins
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 15:283-6. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Phobic anxiety, depression, and risk of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with coronary heart disease
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:651-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and somatic symptoms of depression are associated with medical comorbidity in patients after acute myocardial infarction
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 146:48-54. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and vagal control of heart rate
    L L Watkins
    Duke University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:498-502. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety reduces baroreflex cardiac control in older adults with major depression
    L L Watkins
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 61:334-40. 1999

Research Grants

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Association of anxiety with reduced baroreflex cardiac control in patients after acute myocardial infarction
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 143:460-6. 2002
    ..This study evaluated whether depression is associated with impaired baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) in patients with AMI...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise and weight loss on cardiac risk factors associated with syndrome X
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1889-95. 2003
    ....
  3. pmc Association of anxiety and depression with all-cause mortality in individuals with coronary heart disease
    Lana L Watkins
    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000068. 2013
    ..We examined whether anxiety is associated with increased risk of mortality after accounting for depression in individuals with established CHD...
  4. pmc Phobic anxiety and increased risk of mortality in coronary heart disease
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:664-71. 2010
    ..Previous findings suggest that phobic anxiety may pose increased risk of cardiac mortality in medically healthy cohorts...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is there a glycemic threshold for impaired autonomic control?
    L L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:826-30. 2000
    ..This study examined whether fasting plasma glucose (FPG) or fasting plasma insulin (FPI) is associated with reductions in baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) in healthy volunteers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of kava extract on vagal cardiac control in generalized anxiety disorder: preliminary findings
    L L Watkins
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 15:283-6. 2001
    ..The parallel clinical and BRC responses may reflect an underlying common effect of this herbal anxiolytic...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phobic anxiety, depression, and risk of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with coronary heart disease
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:651-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether phobic anxiety is associated with ventricular arrhythmias in patients with documented coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and somatic symptoms of depression are associated with medical comorbidity in patients after acute myocardial infarction
    Lana L Watkins
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 146:48-54. 2003
    ..However, the extent to which clinical depression is related to comorbid medical conditions is unknown. This study examined the degree of association between clinical depression and medical comorbidity in patients hospitalized with AMI...
  9. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and vagal control of heart rate
    L L Watkins
    Duke University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:498-502. 1998
    ..This study examined whether anxiety is associated with reductions in vagal control of heart rate in healthy volunteers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety reduces baroreflex cardiac control in older adults with major depression
    L L Watkins
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Psychosom Med 61:334-40. 1999
    ..Older adults (50-70 years old) were selected for this study because of the greater cardiac risk associated with low vagal cardiac control across this age range...
  11. ncbi request reprint Impaired endothelial function in coronary heart disease patients with depressive symptomatology
    Andrew Sherwood
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:656-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether depressive symptomatology was associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  12. pmc Cerebrovascular risk factors and cerebral hyperintensities among middle-aged and older adults with major depression
    Patrick J Smith
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:848-52. 2010
    ..To examine the association between cerebral hyperintensities and cerebrovascular risk factors (CVRF) among middle-aged and older adults with major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise and stress management training on markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with ischemic heart disease: a randomized controlled trial
    James A Blumenthal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    JAMA 293:1626-34. 2005
    ..Observational studies have shown that psychosocial factors are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, but the effects of behavioral interventions on psychosocial and medical end points remain uncertain...
  14. pmc Effects of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet alone and in combination with exercise and caloric restriction on insulin sensitivity and lipids
    James A Blumenthal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3119, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Hypertension 55:1199-205. 2010
    ..Despite clinically significant reductions in blood pressure, the DASH diet alone, without caloric restriction or exercise, resulted in minimal improvements in insulin sensitivity or lipids...
  15. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease: a review of the evidence
    Eric A Dedert
    VA Research Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham Veterans Affairs and Duke University Medical Centers, Durham, NC, USA
    Ann Behav Med 39:61-78. 2010
    ..Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic disease...
  16. pmc Effects of the DASH diet alone and in combination with exercise and weight loss on blood pressure and cardiovascular biomarkers in men and women with high blood pressure: the ENCORE study
    James A Blumenthal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Campus Box 3119, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:126-35. 2010
    ....
  17. pmc Association between n-3 fatty acid consumption and ventricular ectopy after myocardial infarction
    Patrick J Smith
    Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1315-20. 2009
    ....
  18. pmc Ethnic differences in the treatment of depression in patients with ischemic heart disease
    Silvina V Waldman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 157:77-83. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to examine ethnic differences in depressive symptoms and antidepressant treatment in a cohort of patients undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of daily stress on autonomic cardiac control in patients with coronary artery disease
    Simon L Bacon
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3119, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1292-4. 2004
    ..g., anger, stress, sadness) with decreases in high- and low-frequency power, whereas higher levels of positive emotion were related to an increase in low-frequency power, independent of age, posture, and medications...
  20. pmc Ventricular ectopy: impact of self-reported stress after myocardial infarction
    Patrick J Smith
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 153:133-9. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Heart rate turbulence, depression, and survival after acute myocardial infarction
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:4-9. 2007
    ..e., abnormal turbulence) to premature ventricular contractions (VPCs), and b) whether abnormal HR turbulence accounts for the effect of depression on increased mortality after AMI...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depression as a risk factor for mortality after acute myocardial infarction
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:1277-81. 2003
    ..In conclusion, depression was an independent risk factor for death after AMI, but it did not have a significant effect on mortality until nearly 12 months after the acute event, nor did it predict nonfatal recurrent infarction...
  23. ncbi request reprint Low heart rate variability and the effect of depression on post-myocardial infarction mortality
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1486-91. 2005
    ..Depression is associated with an increased risk for mortality after acute myocardial infarction (MI). The purpose of this study was to determine whether low heart rate variability (HRV) mediates the effect of depression on mortality...
  24. ncbi request reprint Social support and religiosity as coping strategies for anxiety in hospitalized cardiac patients
    Joel W Hughes
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:179-85. 2004
    ..There is therefore a need to understand what factors contribute to anxiety in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of depression on QT interval variability after myocardial infarction
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:177-80. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether depression is associated with increased QT variability in patients recovering from myocardial infarction...
  26. pmc Depression and five year survival following acute myocardial infarction: a prospective study
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, United States
    J Affect Disord 109:133-8. 2008
    ..Even minor depression is associated with an increased risk. Although it is not known whether treating depression can improve survival, patients with depression should be recognized as being at increased risk long after their acute MI...

Research Grants8

  1. ANXIETY & VAGAL CONTROL OF THE HEART IN CORONARY DISEASE
    Lana Watkins; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Depression and Autonomic Control in Post-MI Patients
    Lana Watkins; Fiscal Year: 2006
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