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Depression: a predictor of coronary heart disease in Saudi Arabia

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Abstract

Aims and Objectives: This research study mainly deals to evaluate the effect of depression in coronary heart disease patients. Background: Depression is one of the common comorbidity among patients presented with acute coronary syndrome or those with major cardiovascular event. Depression has been independently associated or lead to acute cardiac events in patients.

Methods

The study was conducted from three months followed-up patients with recent diagnosed coronary heart disease and they getting treatment from cardiac centres “Armed Forces Hospitals. Depression was evaluated by using 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale and the cardiac outcome was assessed clinically by echo parameters and cardiac biomarkers such as C-reactive Protein. The data were analysis by SPSS version 23.

Results

In this study 83 patients were part of this research. The patients had been picked up from range 18-65 year in which mostly patients were male (75%) than female (25%). Among 83 coronary heart disease patients 29.5% were suffering from depression while 19.5% were on severity. The deterioration factor was significantly influence by depression and smoking.

Conclusion

Depression has a great impact on deterioration of the cardiac outcomes. It can serve as a predictive variable for future cardiological morbidity and mortality.

Imprint

S. Alshahrani, H. Korairi, A.Y. Sharifi, M. A. M. Alqahtani, S. A. AL Qahtani, K. M. A. Ahamed, A. Kaabi, O. M. Alzahrani, A. Y. Abouelyazid. Depression: a predictor of coronary heart disease in Saudi Arabia. Cardiometry; Issue 22; May 2022; p.147-153; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.22.147153; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no22-may-2022/depression-predictor-coronary

Keywords

Hamilton depression rating scale,  Coronary disease
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