Depression and Coronary Artery Disease: Is There a Platelet Link?

Ziegelstein, Roy C.; Parakh, Kapil; Sakhuja, Ankit; Bhat, Utsav
November 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2007, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p1366
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the potential link between mental depression and coronary artery disease. According to the author, researchers have suggested several pathways whereby depression might affect outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. It is concluded that adequately powered studies are needed to resolve certain questions before clinicians assume that depression is associated with clinically important effects on platelet activation.


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