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Depression and ischemic heart disease: what have we learned from clinical trials?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current opinion in cardiology
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
286–291
Identifiers
PMID: 17556879
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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