Association between depressive episode before first myocardial infarction and worse cardiac failure following infarction.

Abstract

Depression following myocardial infarction is associated with a higher mortality rate. The authors studied 314 patients admitted to the hospital with a first myocardial infarction to assess whether cardiac failure after the infarction, which is also linked to a higher mortality rate, was predicted by psychosocial characteristics present before the… (More)

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