Five-year risk of cardiac mortality in relation to initial severity and one-year changes in depression symptoms after myocardial infarction.

@article{Lesprance2002FiveyearRO,
  title={Five-year risk of cardiac mortality in relation to initial severity and one-year changes in depression symptoms after myocardial infarction.},
  author={François Lesp{\'e}rance and Nancy Frasure-Smith and Mario R Talajic and Martial G. Bourassa},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={105 9},
  pages={1049-53}
}
BACKGROUND Although previous research demonstrated an independent link between depression symptoms and cardiac mortality after myocardial infarction (MI), depression was assessed only once, and a dose-response relationship was not evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS We administered the Beck Depression Inventory to 896 post-MI patients during admission and at 1 year. Five-year survival was ascertained using Medicare data. We observed a significant long-term dose-response relationship between… CONTINUE READING
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