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Association Between Poor Sleep And PTSD After Heart Attack

Fibro Daily June 6, 2013

Post-traumatic stress disorder, Fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, and heart attacks are often linked, suspected of feeding into and off each other. An article in Medical News Today says:

“Clinicians have long speculated that poor sleep may be a mechanism involved in the higher risk of further cardiac events or death among those with post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart attack, but the association between PTSD and sleep after a heart event has been unknown. Recent data from Columbia University Medical Center researchers have shown that symptoms of PTSD after a heart attack are relatively common. A PLoS ONE study (published in June 2012) found that 1 in 8 heart attack survivors suffer PTSD and that survivors with PTSD have a doubled risk of having another cardiac event or of dying within one to three years, compared with survivors without PTSD. “

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