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2012

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevalence And Risk Of Recurrence In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A Meta-Analytic Review., D. Edmondson, S. Richardson, L. Falzon, K. W. Davidson, M. A. Mills, Y. Neria Jan 2012

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Prevalence And Risk Of Recurrence In Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A Meta-Analytic Review., D. Edmondson, S. Richardson, L. Falzon, K. W. Davidson, M. A. Mills, Y. Neria

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BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS; myocardial infarction or unstable angina) can induce posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and ACS-induced PTSD may increase patients' risk for subsequent cardiac events and mortality.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of PTSD induced by ACS and to quantify the association between ACS-induced PTSD and adverse clinical outcomes using systematic review and meta-analysis.

DATA SOURCES: Articles were identified by searching Ovid MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Scopus, and through manual search of reference lists.

METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Observational cohort studies that assessed PTSD with specific reference to an ACS event at least 1 month prior. We extracted estimates of ...