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Depression and cardiovascular disease: a clinical review.
TLDR
Given the increased prevalence of depression in patients with CVD, a causal relationship with either CVD causing more depression or depression causing more CVD and a worse prognosis for CVD is probable.
Cardiac Depression Scale: validation of a new depression scale for cardiac patients.
Coaching patients On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH): a multicenter randomized trial in patients with coronary heart disease.
TLDR
Coaching, delivered as The COACH Program, is a highly effective strategy in reducing TC and many other coronary risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease.
Screening, referral and treatment for depression in patients with coronary heart disease
TLDR
Routine screening for depression in all patients with CHD is indicated at first presentation, and again at the next follow‐up appointment, and a follow-up screen should occur 2–3 months after a CHD event.
BDNF, metabolic risk factors, and resistance training in middle-aged individuals.
TLDR
BDNF levels correlated with risk factors for MetS and were elevated in individuals with HiMF and should be added to other nonpharmacological interventions for middle-aged individuals with hiMF such as aerobic and/or diet.
Radial‐Artery or Saphenous‐Vein Grafts in Coronary‐Artery Bypass Surgery
TLDR
The use of radial‐artery grafts for CABG resulted in a lower rate of adverse cardiac events and a higher rate of patency at 5 years of follow‐up, compared with the use of saphenous‐vein grafts.
Muscle atrophy in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: roles of inflammatory pathways, physical activity and exercise.
TLDR
It is concluded that inflammatory pathways in muscle, in particular, NF-κB, potentially contribute to T2DM-mediated muscle atrophy.
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