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Anxiety, depression may influence quality of acute myocardial infarction care

from Medscape (free subscription)

Patients with anxiety or depression who are hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction are less likely to receive cardiac catheterization and subsequent angioplasty or bypass surgery than their mentally well counterparts, a new cross-sectional study suggests. "It's a concern that these patients with anxiety and depression are not getting what is considered the standard of care," study coauthor Jeffrey Bennett, M.D., a psychiatrist at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, told Medscape Medical News. more


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