VICTOR GHEORMAN, FELICIA MILITARU, VERONICA CALBOREAN, LAVINIA MARIA GHEORMAN, ANCA LIVIA CHIRITA, ADRIAN MITA, OANA GALCEAVA, VALERIU GHEORMAN, DIANA STANCA, ION UDRISTOIU CLINICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING STRESS AND ARRHYTHMIC RISK IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC VIRAL LIVER DISEASES The prevalance of depression and anxiety is higher at the patients diagnosticated with viral liver disease. The corelation between stress and chronic liver disease is a natural, implicit one, but still insufficiently studied. The study has the objective of finding out the clinical and also biochemical correlations between stress and chronic viral diseases. Our research was realised on a group of 78 patients with chronic viral liver disease, who underwent an evaluation of the stress level, both from a subjective point of view and based on concrete methods like questionnaires. The patients were asked to espress their state more or less affected by stress, and, subsequently, they were subjected to a questionnaire that was analyzed, followed by establishing the necessary correlations. Our patients were also evaluated by cardiologicaly, psychologicaly and psyhiatricaly examinations. After the first evaluation we had these results :38 patients (49.19%) consider that they have an average stress level, 18 patients (22.58%) have a high stress level. Only 22 patients (28.22%) declared stress was at a low level. We divided the pacients in two groups, function of Qt (questionare total score) results and we observed that a number of 38 patients ( 49.19%) registered £Qt 20 and 40 patients (50.81%) had Qt ³ 20, 63 patients (50.81%).We found a strong correlation between the patients’ subjective evaluation of the stress level and the objective evaluation of stress level according to the used questionnaire, which confirms the objectivity of our study. We found a direct corelation, with a morphological, biochemical and functional support between stress and the arrhythmia risk in the evolution of chronic liver disease. We consider very important a complex examination psychiatricaly, psychologicaly and cardiological of the pacients diagnosticated with viral liver disease in order to help them and to prevent arrhythmic events, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.