The Mind Your Heart Study is a prospective cohort study investigating the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on cardiovascular health in the veteran population.
The Mind Your Heart Study was designed to understand how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts physical health, particularly cardiovascular health. The study enrolled nearly 750 Veterans between 2008 and 2010. Each participant underwent cardiac stress tests and extensive baseline mental and physical health assessments. Participants continued to be followed with yearly telephone interviews to assess PTSD symptoms and physical health, including cardiac events and hospitalizations.
Many results from this study have already been analyzed. Please see the publications tab for links to published articles.