Inflammatory markers in depressed post-myocardial infarction patients.

  title={Inflammatory markers in depressed post-myocardial infarction patients.},
  author={Annique Schins and Dorien M Tulner and Richel H. B. Lousberg and Gunter R L Kenis and Joris Richard Delanghe and Harry J. G. M. Crijns and G. E. L. M. Grauls and Frank R M Stassen and Michael Maes and A Honig},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  volume={39 2},
BACKGROUND Depressive disorder in the post-myocardial infarction (MI) period has been associated with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality. Possible pathophysiological mechanisms behind this association are not clear. Major depression in physically healthy subjects has been related to immune abnormalities including increased plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alfa (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (CRP). In patients with MI, increased inflammatory markers, such… CONTINUE READING

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