Reevaluating the association between emergency department heart rate and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder: A public health approach.

@article{Zatzick2005ReevaluatingTA,
  title={Reevaluating the association between emergency department heart rate and the development of posttraumatic stress disorder: A public health approach.},
  author={Douglas F. Zatzick and Joan E Russo and Roger K. Pitman and Frederick P. Rivara and Gregory J Jurkovich and Peter P. Roy-Byrne},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={91-5}
}
BACKGROUND Preliminary investigations in select samples of trauma survivors presenting to acute care settings suggest an association between elevated emergency department heart rate (HR) and the subsequent development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other studies suggest no association, however. METHOD In a prospective cohort study of a population-based sample of 161 acutely injured surgical inpatients, HR was assessed at initial presentation to the emergency department. Symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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