Anxiety and depression after acute myocardial infarction: an 18-month follow-up study with repeated measures and comparison with a reference population.

@article{Hanssen2009AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and depression after acute myocardial infarction: an 18-month follow-up study with repeated measures and comparison with a reference population.},
  author={Tove Aminda Hanssen and Jan Erik Nordrehaug and Geir Egil Eide and Ingvar Bjelland and Berit Rokne},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={651-9}
}
BACKGROUND Recently, there has been substantial improvement in coronary care and a corresponding reduction in mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Some studies suggest that improved prognosis has led to reduced levels of anxiety and depression after AMI, in both the short and long term. The aims of this study were to assess symptoms of anxiety and depression from the acute event to 18 months following AMI, and to compare results with levels in the Norwegian reference population… CONTINUE READING