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November 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:130–2 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.039

Depression screening in CAD may provide an opportunity to decrease health outcomes disparities

Adam Prince, Umair Ahmed, Nikhil Sharma, Rachel Bond

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Introduction Depression is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), with depressive symptoms affecting up to 45% of patients with CAD.1 Cardiac patients with depressive symptoms experience a 2 to 2.5-fold mortality increase when compared with cardiac patients without depressive symptoms.2 Screening tools include the patient health questionnaire (PHQ), which exists in two- and nine-question formats, with PHQ2 being nearly 90% sensitive and 73% specific for depression,3 and PHQ9 being 88% sensitive and 88% specific for depression.4 We examined the records of patients with CAD in an ambulato

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March 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:106-108

Hospital anxiety and depression in myocardial infarction patients

Joy McCulloch

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