Do depression and anxiety predict recurrent coronary events 12 months after myocardial infarction?
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We examined the association between depression and anxiety and recurrent coronary heart disease events during the first 12 months subsequent to myocardial infarction. The Beck Depression Inventory and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were completed during hospitalization by 288 myocardial infarction patients. Peel Index score and Killip class were used as indices of disease severity. The 12-month incidence of recurrent coronary heart disease events (fatal and non-fatal) was determined. Eighty-two patients experienced recurrent coronary heart disease events, including 27 cardiac fatalities, during follow-up. Whereas the Peel Index differentiated patients who experienced recurrent events from those who did not (OR 3.00, 95% CI 1.46-6.20), symptoms of depression (OR 0.97, 95% CI 0. 55-1.70) and anxiety (OR 1.00, 95% CI 0.98-1.02) were unrelated to outcome. Depression and anxiety did not predict subsequent coronary heart disease events and were not associated with either Peel Index scores or Killip class.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||QJM: An International Journal of Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2000|
- Anxiety, Depression, Female, Health Status, Humans, Male, Myocardial Infarction, Predictive Value of Tests, Prognosis, Psychological Tests, Recurrence, Severity of Illness Index, Socioeconomic Factors