Posttraumatic stress disorder after myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting
International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Post traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disease that is usually precipitated by life threatening stressors. Myocardial infarction, especially in the young can count as one such event. The development of post traumatic stress after a coronary event not only adversely effects psychiatric health, but leads to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. There is increasing evidence that like major depression, post traumatic stress disorder is also a strong coronary risk factor. Early diagnosis and treatment of this disease in patients with acute manifestations of coronary artery disease can improve patient outcomes. 2017 International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science | Published by Wolters Kluwer-Medknow.
Singh, Amitoj; Agrawal, Sahil; Gargya, Sanchita; Saluja, Sabir; Kumar, Akshat; Kumar, Abhishek; Kalra, Kartik; Thind, Munveer; Saluja, Sajeev; Stone, Lauren; Ali, Farhan; Duarte-Chavez, Rodrigo; Marchionni, Christine; Sholevar, Farhad; Shirani, Jamshid; and Nanda, Sudip, "Posttraumatic stress disorder after myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting" (2017). Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Articles & Publications. 15.