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A 5-year psycho-medical follow-up study of coronary by-pass artery graft patients

Líndal E, Hartharson P, Magnússon J, Alfrethsson H.
Department of Psychiatry, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.
DOI: 10.2340/1650197719962812731


This is a 5-year follow-up study of coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) patients. Our aim was: To study the development of previously rated psycho-medical aspects, with special reference to depression among the CABG patients. The patients were sent two questionnaires, one of which focused on psycho-medical factors and the other on depression. The average rate of participation was 80%. The most important results were that previously high levels of depression were no longer to be found and that post-operative depression among the CABG patients clearly disappears over time.

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