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PTSD symptoms associated with myocardial infarction: practical clinical implications.
Australas Psychiatry ; 26(1): 60-64, 2018 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28994620


Several studies have demonstrated a link between post-traumatic stress disorder and myocardial infarction. We aim to determine what phenotypic features or symptom profile associated with cardiovascular disease may help with early detection and intervention.


This is a cross-sectional study. The study population comprises trauma-exposed Vietnam War veterans.


Variables significantly associated with myocardial infarction from the bivariate analysis were avoidance memories, avoidance reminders and sleep disturbance. These variables were put into a logistic regression with known risk factors for myocardial infarction. Only sleep disturbance retained its effect, with a p-value of 0.015.


It is concluded that sleep disturbance may be a modifiable risk factor in the treatment and prevention of myocardial infarction.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Transtornos do Sono-Vigília / Transtornos de Estresse Pós-Traumáticos / Veteranos / Infarto do Miocárdio Aspecto clínico: Etiologia Limite: Idoso / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade País/Região como assunto: Oceania Idioma: Inglês Revista: Australas Psychiatry Assunto da revista: Psiquiatria Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Austrália