Journal article

The relationship between phobic anxiety and 2-year readmission after Acute Coronary Syndrome: What is the role of heart rate variability?

Adrienne O'Neil, C Barr Taylor, David L Hare, Emma Thomas, Samia R Toukhsati, John Oldroyd, Anna J Scovelle, Brian Oldenburg

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Phobic anxiety is a risk factor for poor prognosis following Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). A psychophysiological marker of vagal function, autonomic dysfunction may play a critical role in this relationship. The aim of the study was two-fold: to assess whether phobic anxiety was characterised by autonomic dysfunction (heart rate variability) in the short (1-month) and longer term (12-months) following ACS, and (ii) to quantify the extent to which HRV parameters modified the effect of phobic anxiety on all-cause hospital readmission over 2 years. METHODS: The ADVENT study followed 416 ACS patients. At 1-month following discharge (T0), phobic anxiety and autonomic functioning were ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant


Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from the Heart Foundation, Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The ADVENT study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (APP1021294). AO is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (101160) from the Heart Foundation, Australia. ET is supported by a Postgraduate Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (1113920). Neither the NHMRC nor Heart Foundation had any input into the study design, enactment or findings.