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Comparison of Personal Characteristic of Patients Affected By Broken Heart Syndrome and Acute Coronary Syndrome Vs. Healthy Subjects

Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Research & Psychology (IJBRP) (Vol.02, No. 03)

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Page : 36-39

Keywords : Personality Characteristics; Broken Heart Syndrome; Acute Coronary Syndrome.;

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Background and purpose: There is a joint link between somatic disorders and psychological stresses. Since presence of underlying special psychological characters predispose persons to development of broken heart syndrome (BHS), we aimed to find out predisposing personal characteristics and their difference between cases with BHS, acute coronary syndromes and healthy subjects. Methods and subjects: This case-control study was performed on 60 cases with diagnosed broken heart syndrome, 60 cases of acute coronary syndrome and 60 healthy subjects. All enrolled participants filed appropriate questionnaires after getting signed informed consent. Data were analyzed using SPSS ver.12 via MANOVA test. Principal results: There was a significant difference in all three groups regarding psychosis (P<0.01), aggression and phobia (P<0.05). These characteristics were higher in cases with broken heart syndrome than cases with acute coronary syndrome and healthy subjects. Principal conclusions: Joint link between psychological factors and broken heart syndrome emphasizes on behavioral therapies and psychological treatments for healing this entity

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