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"This work builds on recent findings of ours that PTSD is common among heart attack survivors and that it contributes to a doubled risk of a future cardiac event or of dying within one to three years.
Our current results show that PTSD in stroke and TIA survivors may increase their risk for recurrent stroke and other cardiovascular events. Given that each event is life-threatening and that strokes/TIAs add hundreds of millions of dollars to annual health expenditures, these findings are important to both the long-term survival and health costs of these patient populations."
"PTSD and other psychological disorders in stroke and TIA patients appear to be an under-recognized and undertreated problem."
"The next step is further research to assess whether mental health treatment can reduce stroke- and TIA-induced PTSD symptoms and help these patients regain a feeling of normalcy and calm as soon as possible after their health scare."
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"Prevalence of PTSD in Survivors of Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack: A Meta-analytic Review."
Donald Edmondson, Safiya Richardson, Jennifer K. Fausett, Louise Falzon, Virginia J. Howard and Ian M. Kronish
PLoS ONE 8(6): e66435. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066435
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