Worsening of depressive symptoms 6 months after an acute coronary event in older adults is associated with impairment of cardiac autonomic function.

@article{Guevara2004WorseningOD,
  title={Worsening of depressive symptoms 6 months after an acute coronary event in older adults is associated with impairment of cardiac autonomic function.},
  author={M Soledad Ladr{\'o}n de Guevara and Silvina I Schauffele and Leonardo C Nicola-Siri and Rodolfo D Fahrer and Enrique Ort{\'i}z-Fr{\'a}gola and Jose Antonio Mart{\'i}nez-Mart{\'i}nez and Daniel P. Cardinali and Salvador Mart{\'i}n Guinjoan},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 2-3},
  pages={257-62}
}
BACKGROUND Depression increases mortality of coronary patients, and autonomic dysfunction has been proposed as an explanation for this association. METHODS In a sample of 38 adults > or = 60 years with myocardial infarction or unstable angina, we studied depression (presence of a major depressive episode and 21-item Hamilton depression score) and heart rate variability (HRV) of 550 normal beats shortly after admission to the coronary care unit (CCU). Thirty patients were alive at 6 months and… CONTINUE READING

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