Posttraumatic stress disorder and incident heart failure among a community-based sample of US veterans.

@article{Roy2015PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and incident heart failure among a community-based sample of US veterans.},
  author={Samit Sunny Roy and Randi E. Foraker and Richard A Girton and Alyssa J. Mansfield},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2015},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={757-63}
}
OBJECTIVES We investigated the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and incident heart failure in a community-based sample of veterans. METHODS We examined Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System outpatient medical records for 8248 veterans between 2005 and 2012. We used multivariable Cox regression to estimate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals for the development of heart failure by PTSD status. RESULTS Over a mean follow-up of 7.2 years, veterans… CONTINUE READING
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