Predictors and Prognostic Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After the Great East Japan Earthquake in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease:– Report From the CHART-2 Study –

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Author(s)

    • Onose Takeo Onose Takeo
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Nochioka Kotaro Abe Ruri
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Takahashi Jun
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Shimokawa Hiroaki
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Nochioka Kotaro
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Sakata Yasuhiko
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Miura Masanobu
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Tadaki Soichiro
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Ushigome Ryoichi
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Yamauchi Takeshi
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Sato Kenjiro
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Tsuji Kanako
    • Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

Abstract

<b><i>Background:</i></b>We examined the prevalence, predictors and prognostic impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Great East Japan Earthquake in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the CHART-2 study.<b><i>Methods and Results:</i></b>The prevalence of PTSD was 14.7% at 6 months after the Earthquake. Female sex, experiencing the Tsunami, property loss, poverty, and insomnia medication use were associated with PTSD. The patients with PTSD more frequently experienced a composite of death, acute myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure (18.5% vs. 15.0%, P=0.035).<b><i>Conclusions:</i></b>PTSD was frequent in CVD patients after the Earthquake and had an adverse prognostic impact. (<i>Circ J</i> 2015; <b>79:</b> 664–667)

Journal

  • Circulation Journal

    Circulation Journal 79(3), 664-667, 2015

    The Japanese Circulation Society

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004927110
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1346-9843
  • NDL Article ID
    026187259
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-B860
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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