Cardiologists encounter depression among 25-30% of their patients with ischemic heart disease. Depression is an independent risk factor for poor prognosis among ischemic heart disease patients, at a level comparable to several conventional cardiac risk factors. Adequate treatment of depression may improve the poor prognosis of depressed patients with ischemic heart disease.
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