Karen Kjær Larsen

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OBJECTIVE To examine the association between mental health status after first-time myocardial infarction (MI) and new cardiovascular events or death, taking into account depression and anxiety as well as clinical, sociodemographic and behavioural risk factors. DESIGN Population-based cohort study based on questionnaires and nationwide registries. Mental(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between anxiety symptoms 3 months after myocardial infarction (MI) and/or new cardiovascular events and death, taking into account established risk factors, and to compare the results with those of the impact of depressive symptoms. Post-MI anxiety symptoms have been associated with a composite outcome of new(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), but the underlying mechanisms are unclear and it remains unknown whether subgroups of patients are at a particularly high relative risk of adverse outcomes. We examined the risk of new cardiovascular events and/or death in patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been suggested that antipsychotic medication may be neuroprotective and may reduce post-stroke mortality, but studies are few and ambiguous. We aimed to investigate the post-stroke effects of preadmission antipsychotic use. METHODS We conducted a nationwide, population-based cohort study of 81,143 persons admitted with stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term use of healthcare contacts to general practice (GP) and hospital after a first-time myocardial infarction (MI) according to mental health and socioeconomic position. METHODS Population-based cohort study of all patients discharged with first-time MI in the Central Denmark Region in 2009 (n=908) using questionnaires and(More)
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