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Ugeskr Laeger. 2007 Apr 16;169(16):1465-7.

[Depression and ischemic heart disease].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Odense Universitetshospital, Psykiatrisk Afdeling, Odense C.


Depression is an independent risk factor for ischemic heart disease and is related to increased cardiovascular mortality. Post myocardial infarction depression is related to less compliance with medical treatment, less participation in cardiac rehabilitation, less modification of life style factors and increased mortality. So far, routine treatment with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors is not warranted as the evidence is insufficient. Improved cooperation between general practice, cardiologists and psychiatrists is necessary in order to identify and treat this group of patients.

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