Depression as a risk factor for mortality in patients with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Barth2004DepressionAA,
  title={Depression as a risk factor for mortality in patients with coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Juergen Barth and Martina E. Schumacher and Christoph Herrmann-Lingen},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={802-13}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective studies on physically healthy subjects have shown an association between depression and the subsequent development of coronary heart disease (CHD). The relative risk in meta-analytic aggregation is 1.64 (confidence interval [CI], 1.29-2.08) for any CHD event. However, the adverse impact of depression on CHD patients has not yet been the subject of a meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE To quantify the impact of depressive symptoms (eg, BDI, HADS) or depressive disorders (major… CONTINUE READING
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