Persistent depressive symptoms lower aspirin adherence after acute coronary syndromes.

@article{Rieckmann2006PersistentDS,
  title={Persistent depressive symptoms lower aspirin adherence after acute coronary syndromes.},
  author={Nina Rieckmann and Ian M. Kronish and Donald Haas and William Gerin and William F. Chaplin and Matthew M. Burg and David A. Vorchheimer and Karina W. Davidson},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={152 5},
  pages={922-7}
}
BACKGROUND Even mild depressive symptoms during hospitalization are an independent risk factor for mortality after acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The mortality risk is highest for patients whose depressive symptoms persist after ACS. Low adherence to medications that reduce the risk of subsequent cardiac events may be one of the mechanisms underlying the relationship between persistent depression and risk of ACS recurrence. We compared electronically monitored adherence to aspirin in 3 groups… CONTINUE READING