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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: PTSD and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk in OIF/OEF Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Robert Soufer

Location: West Haven, CT
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2014 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PTSD is a disabling condition consequent to trauma exposure. Recent evidence demonstrates PTSDsecondary to combat exposure prospectively increases risk of early incident cardiovascular disease (CVD),with a meta-analyses we have recently completed revealing that PTSD is associated with a hazard ratio of1.34 for incident CHD or CHD-specific mortality. The rate of PTSD among Veterans who have served duringOperations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn (OIF/OEF/OND) is more than double tha...

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