واکنش بیداری کورتیزول در بیماران سندرم کرونری حاد با شخصیت نوع-D افزایش می یابد
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|37055||2007||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5168 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 62, Issue 4, April 2007, Pages 419–425
Objective Type-D or “distressed” personality and depression following admission for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have been associated with poor clinical outcome. The biological pathways underpinning this relationship may include disruption of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis. We therefore assessed cortisol output in patients who had recently suffered from ACS. Method Salivary cortisol was assessed eight times over a 24-h period in 72 patients within 5 days of admission for ACS. Depressive symptoms were measured with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and type-D personality was measured with the Type-D Scale-16. Particular attention was given to cortisol awakening response (CAR), which was measured as the difference in cortisol between waking and peak responses 15–30 min later. Results Cortisol showed a typical diurnal pattern, with low levels in the evening, high levels early in the day, and CAR averaging 7.58±10.0 nmol/l. Cortisol was not related to the severity of ACS or underlying coronary artery disease or to BDI scores. The CAR was positively associated with type-D personality independently of age, gender, and body mass (P=.007). Linear regression showed that type-D personality accounted for 7.9% of the variance in CAR after age, sex, body mass, BDI, cortisol level on waking, and fatigue had been taken into account (P=.008). Conclusions Type-D personality may be associated with disruption of HPA axis function in survivors of acute cardiac events and may contribute to heightened inflammatory responses influencing future cardiac morbidity.
Negative affective states are robust predictors of susceptibility to and morbidity from coronary heart disease (CHD), even after controlling for traditional risk factors  and . Type-D personality and depression both predict poor prognosis in individuals following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The pathways underpinning these relationships are not yet fully understood. This article investigated the relationship between psychological status and hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis function by assessing salivary cortisol repeatedly through the evening, early morning, and the remainder of the day in patients hospitalized with ACS. Depressive symptoms and clinical depression in the days following the occurrence of ACS have been associated with increased mortality, revascularization, and impaired quality of life in a number of studies, independently of clinical risk factors ,  and . Type-D personality  is a relatively recent psychological construct focusing on traits of negative affectivity and lack of emotional expression in social situations. It differs from acute symptoms of affective distress in being regarded as relatively stable over time and has been shown to predict adverse clinical outcomes in patients following ACS, individuals who have undergone revascularization, and patients with heart failure , ,  and . Both the negative affectivity and social inhibition components of type-D appear to be important, acting synergistically to predict morbidity. Several pathways that potentially relate negative affective states with CHD are being evaluated, including disturbances in inflammatory responses, autonomic imbalance, and behavioral responses such as poor adherence ,  and . Dysregulation of neuroendocrine function is another plausible pathway through which depressive symptoms and type-D personality might influence cardiovascular health  and . HPA axis dysregulation, resulting in elevated cortisol levels and loss of normal homeostatic negative feedback mechanisms, has been associated with hypertension, changes in body composition, hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, impaired endothelial dysfunction, changes in hemostatic factors, and, if sustained over a long period, increase in the activity of proinflammatory cytokines . One recent clinical study found that morning cortisol levels were positively associated with degree of stenosis on angiogram in women 3–6 months following ACS , and a prospective association between cortisol/testosterone ratio in men and the development of fatal and nonfatal CHD has been described . Cortisol shows a robust diurnal pattern in healthy adults (peaking at 20–45 min after waking) and then steadily decreases through the day, with the lowest levels during the night and in the early morning. The increase in cortisol following waking is known as cortisol awakening response (CAR) and is largely independent of the underlying diurnal signal . Elevated morning cortisol is a risk factor for clinical depression  and , and a larger CAR is associated with depressive symptoms , low positive affect , high levels of perceived stress , and chronic job stress . Smaller CARs have been observed in patients suffering from chronic fatigue  and in volunteers with self-reported health problems and chronic diseases . Only one study to date has investigated the association of cortisol with depressive symptoms in a CHD population. Otte et al.  found a greater 24-h cortisol output in depressed outpatients with CHD than in nondepressed patients, independently of cardiac disease severity. However, the protocol used for cortisol sampling did not allow the subtleties of daily cortisol profile to be analyzed, and participants were all outpatients. No study has investigated cortisol and type-D personality in a CHD population, although one study found an association of greater cortisol reactivity with laboratory stressors in healthy volunteers . Nor have the cortisol profiles of patients in the immediate aftermath of ACS been assessed. The current study investigated salivary cortisol sampled several times over a 24-h period in patients hospitalized for ACS. We specifically focused on CAR as a dynamic measure that has been shown to be sensitive to psychosocial factors. Based on the previous literature, we hypothesized that the magnitude of CAR would be positively associated with levels of depression and type-D personality in patients following ACS, independently of other predictors of cortisol function such as age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and clinical factors.