Navigation Links
PTSD Symptoms Common After Heart Attack: Study
Date:6/21/2012

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- One in eight heart attack survivors experiences signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, the same condition that disables many combat veterans and assault victims, according to a new analysis.

And development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms doubles heart patients' risk of a second heart attack or death within three years, researchers found.

"You find almost exactly a doubling of risk for recurrent heart attack or death from heart attack if they have PTSD at one month [after the original heart attack]," said Donald Edmondson, assistant professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

Common characteristics of PTSD include nightmares, avoidance behaviors, elevated blood pressure and rapid heart rate.

The study indicates that PTSD, an anxiety disorder brought on by trauma, "can occur from any life-threatening event," Edmondson said.

"PTSD has become known as a combat disorder, which is a fundamental misunderstanding of PTSD," he said.

For the study, Edmondson pooled the results of 24 published studies involving almost 2,400 heart patients. Overall, 12 percent of the patients displayed significant PTSD symptoms, and about 4 percent met the criteria for a full diagnosis of PTSD.

In addition, three studies that followed more than 600 patients with PTSD after a heart attack showed these patients had twice the risk of recurrent heart attacks or death.

The analysis is published online June 20 in the journal PLoS ONE.

In the studies, patients were asked about PTSD symptoms at least one month and up to 10 years after their heart attack. On average, patients were interviewed less than two years after.

Symptoms must last more than one month after the event before a formal PTSD diagnosis can be made, experts concur.

Dr. Marcia Slatter
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Recipients To Know The Symptoms Of A Failure And Offers To Name The Best Lawyers & Law Firms For Failure Victims
2. Proposed drug may reverse Huntingtons disease symptoms
3. For Combat Vets, Brain Injury Symptoms Can Last Years
4. PAP therapy improves depressive symptoms in all patients with sleep apnea
5. Viral infections in infancy are not associated with wheezing symptoms in later childhood
6. Study Ties Genes to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Prostate Cancer Risk
7. Pot Might Help Ease Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
8. Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD
9. Blood pressure drugs linked with lower PTSD symptoms
10. Poor Sleep Heightens Ringing Ear Disease Symptoms: Study
11. In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
PTSD Symptoms Common After Heart Attack: Study
(Date:4/17/2014)... 40 years away from a food shortage that will ... a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International ... production will be limited on a global scale by ... Fred Davies, senior science advisor for the agency,s bureau ... destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues are today.", Davies, ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... its status as the leading weapon against the deadly ... with new research indicating it simply needs to be ... of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and ... more than half a million people each year around ... developed resistance to chloroquine, but research carried out at ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... (April 16, 2014) A team that includes scientists from ... Science Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St. ... a common fungus to infect the body. , The fungal ... and oral thrush, and is the most common fungal pathogen ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... solved a decades-old medical mystery and in the process have ... which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The researchers say ... drug that has been in use for more than 50 years ... as it is to the microbes it attacks. , A ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing ... way to access the heart. , Henry Ford is ... unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the ... Michigan resident Viola Waller, 80, underwent Henry Ford,s first ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century 2Health News:Scientists find new way to fight malaria drug resistance 2Health News:Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: Team discovers how antifungal drug works 2Health News:Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: Team discovers how antifungal drug works 3Health News:Henry Ford Hospital hits new heart valve surgery milestone 2
... Lomb is one of the leading company which manufactures contact ... serious eye infections in some users. // After ... inspect Bausch & Lomb facilities. There was extensive microbiological testing ... analyze the culprit behind the eye infection. Bausch & Lomb ...
... the wonder enzyme in sepsis increases the bodys vulnerability ... confers strong resistance to sepsis. // ,This ... humans. ,"The results of the study make ... elimination of bacterial pathogens, and that a deficiency allows ...
... it has been categorized in A,B and C. A biological ... call for special actions by the pubic health system. // ... at Rockefeller University which suggests that a newly discovered protein ... areas in which anthrax spores have been released. ...
... to the hospitals in the twin cities,following symtoms of cough, ... flu infection. // ,With this , the total ... ministry has confrimed that no H5N1 strain has been detected ... culled ever since the outbreak. ,The suspected bird ...
... behind the aggressive head and neck cancer was unveiled by ... // It is a highly malignant form of cancer ... triple interaction between CD44, hyaluronan (HA), and LARG. CD44 is ... a variety of cellular functions. Hyaluronan (HA) is a complex ...
... the more evident after this pathbreaking study. Overeating and ... children accoding to the study. // ,This study ... trend of childhood obesity, which is perhaps a reminder to ... advertisments targeting children. ,Nearly 5,407 students from 90 public ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sepsis risk increased due to the absence of one key enzyme 2Health News:A Detail Analysis of Head and Neck Cancer 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... North America,s leading business partnering event ... 30 th edition of its annual conference at the ... 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... specialty chemical companies will take part in the conference, which ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Animal Emergency Critical Care, a LifeCentre partner practice, located at ... is the first in Loudoun County to ... Susan M. Barnes , Medical Director, is a well-seasoned veterinarian ... Cole Taylor , are avid scuba divers. "As altitude skiers and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Equashield ( http://www.equashield.com ... drugs, today announced that it has achieved 60% ...   Equashield,s closed systems reduce the ... and other medical professionals who prepare and administer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine (hvm) Announces Animal Emergency Critical Care Installs A Small Animal Hyperbaric Chamber 2Equashield's Sales Grow by 60% in 2013 2
... 6 The FDA has approved new technology that ... faster. The SonoCine Automated Whole-breast Ultrasound Method and is ... Arizona Breastnet, in Scottsdale. This unique technology is designed ... yearly mammography screening. Until now, ultrasound has only been ...
... , MARLTON, N.J., Dec. 4 Thermographic ... Center in Marlton, New Jersey continues to provide superior ... dental, TMJ and sinus regions to assist in the ... , Thermography utilizes infrared imaging cameras that "read" the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New FDA Approved Breast Cancer Screening Tool 2New FDA Approved Breast Cancer Screening Tool 3Discover Health Through Awareness 2Discover Health Through Awareness 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: