George T. Kaoukis

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OBJECTIVE To characterize the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for depression before and after cardiac surgery. METHODS Patients awaiting nonemergent surgery (N = 436), completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for depression, as well as the International Physical Activity Questionnaire short version preoperatively (Q1, n = 436) and at hospital(More)
There is a growing body of research indicating that it is important to include psychological interventions in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Negative emotional states such as stress, anxiety, depression and anger have been linked to pathophysiologic processes associated with the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. They have been shown to(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity is associated with a lower prevalence of depressive symptoms in cardiac patients. However, the benefits of physical activity on depression perioperatively are unknown. We sought to identify independent parameters associated with depression in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS Patients awaiting nonemergent cardiac(More)
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