Identifying and managing depression in patients with coronary artery disease.
Author(s) Salzer Pragle, Aimee; Salahshor, Susan
Publication year 2018
Publication name JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
Material typeAcademic journal
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Despite advances in cardiac care, patients who have CAD and a diagnosis of depression have higher rates of morbidity and mortality. This article examines the epidemiology, clinical presentation, screening tools, and treatment recommendations for these patients.
Assistant professor in the PA program at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., Assistant professor in the PA program at Florida State University