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Impact of psychological factors on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and implications for therapy.
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Suggestions to improve the assessment of behavioral interventions include more complete delineation of the physiological mechanisms by which such interventions might work; increased use of new, more convenient "alternative" end points for behavioral intervention trials; development of specifically targeted behavioral interventions (based on profiling of patient factors); and evaluation of previously developed models of predicting behavioral change.
Aerobic Exercise and Neurocognitive Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
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Aerobic exercise training is associated with modest improvements in attention and processing speed, executive function, and memory, although the effects of exercise on working memory are less consistent.
Longitudinal assessment of neurocognitive function after coronary-artery bypass surgery.
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These results confirm the relatively high prevalence and persistence of cognitive decline after CABG and suggest a pattern of early improvement followed by a later decline that is predicted by the presence of early postoperative cognitive decline.
Effects of exercise training on older patients with major depression.
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After 16 weeks of treatment exercise was equally effective in reducing depression among patients with MDD, and an exercise training program may be considered an alternative to antidepressants for treatment of depression in older persons.
Efficacy and safety of exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure: HF-ACTION randomized controlled trial.
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Exercise training was associated with modest significant reductions for both all-cause mortality or hospitalization and cardiovascular mortality or heart failure hospitalization, and in key secondary clinical end points.
Effects of treating depression and low perceived social support on clinical events after myocardial infarction: the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Patients (ENRICHD) Randomized Trial.
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The intervention improved depression and social isolation, although the relative improvement in the psychosocial intervention group compared with the usual care group was less than expected due to substantial improvement in usual care patients.
Depression and coronary heart disease: recommendations for screening, referral, and treatment: a science advisory from the American Heart Association Prevention Committee of the Council on
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This multispecialty consensus document reviews the evidence linking depression with CHD and provides recommendations for healthcare providers for the assessment, referral, and treatment of depression.
Depression as a Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Treatment
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There is substantial evidence for a relationship between depression and adverse clinical outcomes, however, despite the availability of effective therapies for depression, there is a paucity of data to support the efficacy of these interventions to improve clinical outcomes for depressed CAD patients.
Exercise Treatment for Major Depression: Maintenance of Therapeutic Benefit at 10 Months
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Among individuals with MDD, e-ercise therapy is feasible and is associated with significant therapeutic benefit, especially if e- exercise is continued over time.
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