Hostility Predicts Restenosis After
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
Mark Goodman, Ph.D., John Quigley, M.A., George Moran, M.D., Henry Meilman, M.D., and Martin Sherman, Ph.D.
• Objective: To investigate the “toxic” total
(potential for) hostility component of the type A behavior pattern
(assessed by means of the structured interview) as it relates to
prediction of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary
likely to have restenosis than those with low total (potential
for) hostility scores (95% confidence interval = 1.03 to 5.32).
Logistic regression revealed that total (potential for) hostility
scores predicted post-PTCA restenosis overall as well as when adjusted
for gender and race. Total (potential for) hostility scores were
also positively associated with the number of arteries restenosed
(P = 0.01).