Presurgical depression predicts medical morbidity 6 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

@article{Burg2003PresurgicalDP,
  title={Presurgical depression predicts medical morbidity 6 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.},
  author={Matthew M. Burg and M. Cristina Benedetto and Roberta Rosenberg and Robert Soufer},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={111-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Depression has been related to poor medical prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease and to diminished quality of life after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). However, prior studies have not fully examined the impact of depression on medical outcomes after CABG. The purpose of this study was to determine the independent contribution of presurgical depression to short-term medical outcome after CABG. METHODS Medical, surgical, and psychosocial risk factors were… CONTINUE READING

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