Type D personality is unrelated to major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease treated by intracoronary stenting.

@article{Meyer2014TypeDP,
  title={Type D personality is unrelated to major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease treated by intracoronary stenting.},
  author={Thomas Meyer and Sharif Hussein and Helmut W. Lange and Christoph Herrmann-Lingen},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          156-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous research in cardiac patients suggested that type D personality, defined as a combination of negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI), was associated with adverse outcome. PURPOSE The objective of this prospective study was to examine the independent prognostic value of type D in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A total of 465 patients completed the Type D Scale (DS14) questionnaire before undergoing stent implantation and were followed up… CONTINUE READING

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