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A level of anxiety in patients before elective percutaneous coronary intervention

Joanna Moryś, Jerzy Bellwon, Katarzyna Adamczyk, Maria Jeżewska, Andrzej Rynkiewicz
Psychiatria 2013;10(2):67-71.

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Introduction. Anxiety symptoms have severe and negative impact on the prognosis and course of diseases of the cardiovascular system. At the same time anxiety symptoms observed in the majority of patients of cardiac clinic. Material and methods. The anxiety level were exam in 136 patients of the Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdansk in Gdansk. Those patients were just before percutaneous coronary angioplasty. The study group consisted of 86 men (63.2%, mean age 54.59 ± 7.03 years) and 50 women (36.8%, mean age 54.98 ± 4.13 years). Results. In the group of patients waiting for the first PCI average levels of anxiety in women was 7.0 ± 1.5 stents, whereas in males 6.3 ± 2.4 stents. Before the second PCI average level of anxiety in women was 7.3 ± 2.6 stents, while in men 6.5 ± 2.4 stents. Prior to the third PCI average levels of anxiety in women was 7.5 ± 1.0 stents, in males 5.7 ± 2.3 stents. Among those waiting for at least the fourth PCI average level of anxiety was 6.5 ± 1.9 stents in women and 6.0 ± 2.3 stents in men. Conclusions. There is no correlation between a number of PCI and level of anxiety, and anxiety levels decreased in women later than men.

Abstract

Introduction. Anxiety symptoms have severe and negative impact on the prognosis and course of diseases of the cardiovascular system. At the same time anxiety symptoms observed in the majority of patients of cardiac clinic. Material and methods. The anxiety level were exam in 136 patients of the Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdansk in Gdansk. Those patients were just before percutaneous coronary angioplasty. The study group consisted of 86 men (63.2%, mean age 54.59 ± 7.03 years) and 50 women (36.8%, mean age 54.98 ± 4.13 years). Results. In the group of patients waiting for the first PCI average levels of anxiety in women was 7.0 ± 1.5 stents, whereas in males 6.3 ± 2.4 stents. Before the second PCI average level of anxiety in women was 7.3 ± 2.6 stents, while in men 6.5 ± 2.4 stents. Prior to the third PCI average levels of anxiety in women was 7.5 ± 1.0 stents, in males 5.7 ± 2.3 stents. Among those waiting for at least the fourth PCI average level of anxiety was 6.5 ± 1.9 stents in women and 6.0 ± 2.3 stents in men. Conclusions. There is no correlation between a number of PCI and level of anxiety, and anxiety levels decreased in women later than men.

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Keywords

psychological factors, anxiety, coronary heart disease, percutaneous coronary intervention

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Title

A level of anxiety in patients before elective percutaneous coronary intervention

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

67-71

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2013;10(2):67-71.

Keywords

psychological factors
anxiety
coronary heart disease
percutaneous coronary intervention

Authors

Joanna Moryś
Jerzy Bellwon
Katarzyna Adamczyk
Maria Jeżewska
Andrzej Rynkiewicz

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