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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Ladwig, KH; Baumert, J; Marten-Mittag, B; Kolb, C; Zrenner, B; Schmitt, C 
Title:
Posttraumatic stress symptoms and predicted mortality in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the prospective living with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator study. 
Abstract:
CONTEXT: Cardiac disease and treatment with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) may be psychologically traumatic. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is generally overlooked in cardiac patients, and no study to date (to our knowledge) has evaluated the effect of PTSD symptoms on the prognosis in patients with ICDs. OBJECTIVE: To test whether PTSD symptoms at baseline predict long-term mortality risk in patients with ICDs. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with a mean follow-up period...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Arch Gen Psychiatry 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
65 
Journal issue:
11 
Pages contribution:
1324-30 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-990X 
TUM Institution:
r Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie; I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik