Predictors and prognostic impact of post-traumatic stress disorder after the great east Japan Earthquake in patients with cardiovascular disease: Report from the CHART-2 study

Takeo Onose, Kotaro Nochioka, Yasuhiko Sakata, Masanobu Miura, Soichiro Tadaki, Ryoichi Ushigome, Takeshi Yamauchi, Kenjiro Sato, Kanako Tsuji, Ruri Abe, Satoshi Miyata, Jun Takahashi, Hiroaki Shimokawa

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Abstract

Background: We examined the prevalence, predictors and prognostic impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Great East Japan Earthquake in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the CHART-2 study. Methods and Results: The prevalence of PTSD was 14.7% at 6 months after the Earthquake. Female sex, experiencing the Tsunami, property loss, poverty, and insomnia medication use were associated with PTSD. The patients with PTSD more frequently experienced a composite of death, acute myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure (18.5% vs. 15.0%, P=0.035). Conclusions: PTSD was frequent in CVD patients after the Earthquake and had an adverse prognostic impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-667
Number of pages4
JournalCirculation Journal
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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