The bidirectional relationship between myocardial infarction and depressive disorders: A follow-up study

Mei-Ju Chi, Erica Yu, Wen Wei Liu, Mary Chaling Lee, Min-Huey Chung

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Abstract

Results The risk of MI patients developing depressive disorders was significantly higher (P

Methods A total of 3482 patients diagnosed with MI between 2002 and 2004 were included in analyzing the effects of MI on depressive disorders. A total of 26,418 patients diagnosed with depressive disorders between 2002 and 2004 were included in studying the effect of depressive disorders on MI. The comparison groups of both analyses were 4-fold larger than the case group. The Cox proportional hazard regression model was used to analyze the results.

Background Data from multiple studies have shown the relationship between myocardial infarction (MI) and depressive disorders; however, most of these studies have focused only on one direction in evaluating the effect of depressive disorders on MI outcomes. This study analyzed data compiled from a large-scale dataset, the National Health Insurance Research Database, to determine whether a bidirectional relationship exists between MI and depressive disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-859
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume177
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2014

Keywords

  • Bidirectional relationship
  • Depressive disorders
  • Myocardial infarction (MI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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