Prospective examination of anxiety persistence and its relationship to cardiac symptoms and recurrent cardiac events.

@article{Grace2004ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective examination of anxiety persistence and its relationship to cardiac symptoms and recurrent cardiac events.},
  author={Sherry L Grace and Susan E. Abbey and Jane Irvine and Zachary M Shnek and Donna Eileen Stewart},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2004},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={344-52}
}
BACKGROUND The current study builds on previous research demonstrating a link between anxiety and inhospital recurrent ischemic and arrhythmic events, by examining the effects of persistent anxiety on recurrent events 1 year later. METHODS 913 patients with unstable angina (UA) and myocardial infarction (MI) from 12 coronary care units were recruited, and follow-up data were collected at 6 and 12 months after the event. Measures included cardiac symptomatology, healthcare utilization, the… CONTINUE READING
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