Volume 30, Number 1 (3-2006)                   Research in Medicine 2006, 30(1): 41-45 | Back to browse issues page


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Depression in patients with unstable Angina. Research in Medicine. 2006; 30 (1) :41-45
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-96-en.html

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Background: Depression is prevalent health concern in patients with unstable angina. Mild depressive symptoms could increase the risk of cardiac mortality after unstable angina. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the symptoms of depression in patients with unstable angina. Materials and methods: For this descriptive study, 100 patients with unstable angina (49 females and 51 males) who have been hospitalized in teaching hospitals affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences were included. Depression was evaluated by means of Beck test. Chi square was used for data analysis. Results: Depression was found in 71% of the subjects 21% severe depression, 35% moderate and 15% mild depression. Times of admission were significantly more in depressed patients. Meanwhile, female subjects showed further susceptibility to depression. Conclusion: Appropriate diagnosis and treatment of depressed subjects who had suffered from an acute coronary heart disease may substantially reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.
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Type of Study: General | Subject: General
Received: 2003/11/27

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