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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • 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.