Background and Aim:
Depression is a common disease among patients with cardiovascular disease. Depression can be
related to ischemic cardiovascular risk factors such as lack of physical activity, smoking, alcohol
abuse, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. The purpose of this study was to determine the
between depression and ischemic cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.
Materials and Methods:
This was a descriptive study. The subjects were 200 patients with ischemic and non-ischemic heart
disease in two groups. The instruments consisted of three sections: the demographic characteristics,
heart diseases risk factor's assessment scale and beck depression inventory. Data were analyzed
with descriptive and analytical statistical (chip-square test) in SPSS software v.16.
Depression was more frequent among ischemic heart disease patients than non-ischemic heart
disease patients. According to the results, it seems to be appropriate to consider depression
screening and psychiatric consulting among patients with ischemic heart diseases as a prevention
Depression; Coronary Artery Disease; Myocardial Ischemia; Risk Factors
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