Depression after myocardial infarction.


Journal Article (Review)

Depression is an important disease state that requires significant time and resources to manage properly. The presence of depression in patients with cardiovascular disease has been strongly associated with detrimental effects in terms of morbidity and mortality. Although several large-scale and small studies have evaluated various interventions in the management of depression after myocardial infarction, a significant portion of these data have provided more questions than answers. Although limited, the randomized prospective clinical trial data evaluating interventions for the management of depression after myocardial infarction in patients with ischemic heart disease continue to produce promising findings for progressive and improved management of these devastating diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Echols, MR; O'Connor, CM

Published Date

  • December 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 193

PubMed ID

  • 20730574

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20730574

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-9549

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11897-010-0024-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States