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Randomized, Controlled Study on Short-Term Psychotherapy After Acute Myocardial Infarction

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Psychosocial factors play an important role in the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but it is not known if psychotherapy is beneficial after the contemporary treatment of AMI consisting of medical and interventional therapy.

The investigators have designed a randomized, controlled study to assess the effects of short-term psychotherapy (STP) on the clinical outcomes of patients who have undergone an emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) post-AMI.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Intervention

Psychotherapy, Medical therapy

Location

San filippo Neri Hospital
Rome
Italy
00135

Status

Recruiting

Source

San Filippo Neri General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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