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Depression in acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  14765578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the prevalence of depression based on scores of 200 patients with acute coronary syndrome on the Emotion Profile Index of Plutchik and its relationship with the type of acute coronary syndrome and the severity of ischemic heart disease. Patients with acute coronary syndrome scored higher on depression than the control group. There was no difference in scores on Depression by type of acute coronary syndrome and no significant mean differences on Depression for patients with and without left ventricular failure. Patients with acute myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation scored lower on Depression than other patients with acute myocardial infarction and control group. This study supports the view that patients with acute myocardial infarction and ventricular fibrillation and lower scores on Depression have good prognosis during hospitalization and maybe for the long term.
Damir Kozmar; Katija Catipović-Veselica; Andrea Galić; Jasna Habek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-09     Completed Date:  2004-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek, Clinical Hospital Osijek, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Coronary Disease / complications,  psychology*
Depressive Disorder, Major / diagnosis,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Social Isolation / psychology
Social Support
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / complications

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