Stress and Heart Attack
Mike Wilson, M.D.
Cardiology-Texas Heart Institute
Mike Wilson, M.D., will be joining Dr. Galati this week to discuss a number of news articles from the world of cardiology that have been in the news this past week.
Dr. Mike Wilson is a cardiologist with specialized training in coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. Dr. Wilson was born and raised in Louisiana , and completed his undergraduate education at Louisiana Tech University. After graduating in the top of his class at Tulane University Medical School, he went on to complete training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed training in Cardiovascular Disease at the Texas Heart Institute where he performed research exploring the origin of unstable coronary syndromes, the use of antithrombotic therapy during coronary intervention, appropriate methods of revascularization, and the treatment of coronary stent restenosis. Dr. Wilson is a member of numerous medical and honor societies.
This past week, former Enron CEO, Ken Lay, died from what was described as a "massive heart attack". Speculation was raised that stress was an underlying cause of these events. Dr. Wilson will discuss the role of stress on the heart, and what can be done to reduce this deadly force.