Coronary Artery Disease in Association with Depression or Anxiety among Patients Undergoing Angiography to Investigate Chest Pain


VURAL M., Satiroglu O. , Akbas B., GOKSEL I., KARABAY O.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.36, no.1, pp.17-23, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-23

Abstract

In search of associations between coronary artery disease and symptoms of depression and anxiety, we conducted a prospective cross-sectional study of 314 patients (age range, 19-79 yr) who had presented with chest pain. Coronary angiographic findings were classified into 5 categories (0-4), in which higher numbers indicated more severe disease. Symptoms of depression and anxiety were evaluated by the Beck depression and anxiety inventories, in which higher scores indicated more severe symptoms.