Depression and cardiovascular health care costs among women with suspected myocardial ischemia: prospective results from the WISE (Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) Study.

@article{Rutledge2009DepressionAC,
  title={Depression and cardiovascular health care costs among women with suspected myocardial ischemia: prospective results from the WISE (Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) Study.},
  author={Thomas R. Rutledge and Viola Vaccarino and B. Delia Johnson and Vera A. Bittner and Marian B. Olson and Sarah Elizabeth Linke and Carol E. Cornell and Wafia Eteiba and David S. Sheps and Jennifer A Francis and David S Krantz and C Noel Bairey Merz and Susmita Parashar and Eileen M Handberg and Diane A. Vido and Leslee J. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          176-83
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated 3 novel questions in a prospective clinical cohort of women undergoing evaluation for suspected myocardial ischemia: 1) What is the relationship between depression and cardiovascular costs? 2) Does the relationship vary by definition of depression? 3) Do depression-cost relationship patterns differ among women with versus without coronary artery disease (CAD)? BACKGROUND Comorbid depression has been linked to higher medical costs in previous studies of… CONTINUE READING
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