Depression increases risk of incident myocardial infarction among Veterans Administration patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Scherrer2009DepressionIR,
  title={Depression increases risk of incident myocardial infarction among Veterans Administration patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Jeffrey F. Scherrer and Katherine S. Virgo and Angelique Zeringue and Kathleen K Bucholz and Theodore Jacob and Robert Wood Johnson and William R. True and Robert M. Carney and Kenneth E. Freedland and Hong Xian and Liron Caplan and Jay P Mcdonald and Seth A. Eisen},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={353-9}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates whether depression is a risk factor for incident myocardial infarction (MI) in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) between 30 and 79 years of age. METHODS We used a retrospective cohort study of 15,634 patients with RA. Diagnoses and sociodemographic data were obtained from VA administrative and pharmacy databases between fiscal years 1999 and 2006. Entry into the cohort required 2 years of patient time with no evidence of… CONTINUE READING

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