Julie C Plunkett

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BACKGROUND This study examined the psychometric properties of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a sample of coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. METHODS A total of 152 patients were diagnosed with coronary heart disease and were administered the CDS along with the Beck Depression Inventory- 2 (BDI-2) and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare measures of depression and anxiety, physical health status, quality of life, and social support in Greek-born and Anglo-Australian outpatients with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS A cross-sectional study of 61 Greek-born immigrants and 62 Anglo-Australian outpatients with CHD recruited between 2009 and 2011 was undertaken. We(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence for statin therapy in prevention of coronary artery disease is overwhelming. In spite of theoretical benefits, any additional advantage of its early introduction in the management of acute coronary syndrome is, however, uncertain. We therefore investigated differences between plasma levels of the systemic inflammatory markers(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process in which adhesion molecules play an intimate role in both the initiation and progression of lesions. It is postulated that they also play a role in the presentation of acute coronary syndromes and that plasma levels thereafter may be of potential prognostic significance. The stability of sample levels(More)
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