Depressive symptoms and the risk of atherosclerotic progression among patients with coronary artery bypass grafts.

@article{Wellenius2008DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms and the risk of atherosclerotic progression among patients with coronary artery bypass grafts.},
  author={Gregory A. Wellenius and Kenneth Jay Mukamal and Ambar Kulshreshtha and Sharon Asonganyi and Murray A. Mittleman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={117 18},
  pages={2313-9}
}
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms have been associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease and poor prognosis among patients with existing coronary artery disease, but whether depressive symptoms specifically influence atherosclerotic progression among such patients is uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS The Post-CABG Trial randomized patients with a history of coronary bypass graft surgery to either an aggressive or a moderate lipid-lowering strategy and to either warfarin or placebo… CONTINUE READING

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