Search Tag: PTSD

Cardiology Management

PTSD Patients at Increased Risk for Cardiac Ischemia

2013 03 Dec

Concern is growing over the potential of long-term untreated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms increasing the risk for medical problems, in particular compromised cardiovascular health. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella... Read more

ICU Management

PTSD Symptoms Common Among ICU Survivors

2013 28 Feb

Condition long linked to war veterans found in one in three ventilated patients One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according to a new Johns Hopkins study of patients with... Read more