Depression and outcomes in hospitalized Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease. - Prospective single-center observational study-.

@article{Suzuki2011DepressionAO,
  title={Depression and outcomes in hospitalized Japanese patients with cardiovascular disease. - Prospective single-center observational study-.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Suzuki and Tsuyoshi Shiga and Kazue Kuwahara and Sayaka Kobayashi and Shinichi Suzuki and Katsuji Nishimura and Atsushi Suzuki and Hisako Omori and Fumiaki Mori and Jun Ishigooka and Hiroshi Kasanuki and Nobuhisa Hagiwara},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 10},
  pages={2465-73}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested that depression poses a risk in cardiovascular patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of depression and its effect on cardiovascular events and mortality in Japanese inpatients with cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 505 patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease (28% female; mean age, 61 ± 14 years; 31% ischemic heart disease; 47% New York Heart Association [NYHA] class II-IV; 25% implantation… CONTINUE READING