An Analysis of the Prevalence of Depression Post–Myocardial Infarction

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dc.contributor.author Disante, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Bires, Angela
dc.contributor.author Cline, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Waterstram-Rich, Kristen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-14T20:13:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-14T20:13:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation DiSante, J., Bires, A., Cline,T., Waterstram-Rich, K. " An Analyis of the Prevalence of Depression Post-Myocaridal Infacrion" CCNQ 2017 40:2: 124-136 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11347/275
dc.description.abstract Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. The World Bank and the World Health Organization predict that depression and coronary heart disease will be the largest causes of global health burden and disability by the year 2020. Studies have demonstrated that patients with CAD experience depression at a higher rate than the general population. Because of this connection, it is critical to recognize depression and manage depression effectively for people with CAD. Studies have also provided evidence that identifying and treating depression in patients early after a myocardial infarction improve clinical outcomes. In addition, a number of studies have discussed the negative effects that can occur from untreated depression in these patients. The cited negative effects include mortality, recurrent myocardial events, and a worse quality of life. This article discusses the results of a research that was completed at a cardiology office using a retroactive medical record review that focused on outpatients with cardiac diseases. The primary aim of the study was to collect data using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a public domain screening tool. This research was intended to provide evidence that would support using the PHQ-9 as a standard depression screening tool for patients post–myocardial infarction. By recognizing the symptoms of depression, the patient would then be treated accordingly en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Crit Care Nurs Q en_US
dc.subject coronary artery disease en_US
dc.subject coronary heart disease en_US
dc.subject depression en_US
dc.subject myocardial infarction en_US
dc.subject Patient Health Survey-9 en_US
dc.title An Analysis of the Prevalence of Depression Post–Myocardial Infarction en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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