Personality, disease severity, and the risk of long-term cardiac events in patients with a decreased ejection fraction after myocardial infarction.

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BACKGROUND Patients with myocardial infarction (MI) with a decreased left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have a poor prognosis, but the role of emotional stress in prognosis is not known. We hypothesized that emotional stress in these patients (1) is unrelated to the severity of cardiac disorder, (2) predicts cardiac events, and (3) is a function of… (More)

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@article{Denollet1998PersonalityDS, title={Personality, disease severity, and the risk of long-term cardiac events in patients with a decreased ejection fraction after myocardial infarction.}, author={Johan Denollet and Dirk L. Brutsaert}, journal={Circulation}, year={1998}, volume={97 2}, pages={167-73} }