Depression, not anxiety, is independently associated with 5-year hospitalizations and mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease.

@article{Versteeg2013DepressionNA,
  title={Depression, not anxiety, is independently associated with 5-year hospitalizations and mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease.},
  author={Henneke Versteeg and Madelein T Hoogwegt and Tina Hansen and Susanne S Pedersen and Ann-Dorthe Olsen Zwisler and Lau Caspar Thygesen},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={518-25}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the current study was to examine whether depression and anxiety are independently associated with 5-year cardiac-related hospitalizations and all-cause mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS Patients treated for MI, angina, or ischemic heart failure (N=610) were recruited from Holbæk Hospital, Denmark. All patients completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in December 2005. Data regarding patient characteristics at baseline… CONTINUE READING
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