Gerda van der Pol

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Vital exhaustion, a state characterized by unusual fatigue, loss of energy, increased irritability, and feelings of demoralization, is one of the cardiovascular risk factors. The authors investigated whether vital exhaustion contributes to the identification of subjects at increased risk of myocardial infarction in general practice. In this prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Extreme fatigue is a common complaint in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients, and is associated with an increased risk for new cardiac events. The objective of the Exhaustion Intervention Trial (EXIT) was to determine whether a behavioral intervention on exhaustion reduces the risk of a new coronary event after PCI. METHODS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES The EXhaustion Intervention Trial investigated the effect of a behavioural intervention programme on exhaustion, health-related quality of life (HRQL), depression, anxiety, hostility, and anginal complaints in angioplasty patients who felt exhausted after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS Seven hundred ten patients were(More)
Fatigue is a common condition after stroke. An unresolved question is whether the fatigue is a consequence of the stroke or is one of the precursors. The authors' objective was to investigate whether vital exhaustion is a precursor of first stroke while controlling for other cardiovascular risk factors. The design was a prospective cohort study. Vital(More)
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