This study concluded that in outpatients with stable coronary heart disease, angina pectoris frequency predicts higher rates of secondary cardiovascular events and death, independent of objective measures of disease severity.
The authors found a strong and significant association between depression and long-term survival in patients with established ischemic heart disease who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting. Depression was also associated with an increased risk for a combination of death or rehospitalization for heart failure, myocardial infarction or stroke.
About 30% of women with osteoporosis did not pick up new prescriptions for bisphosphonate medications within 60 days, Kaiser Permanente researchers reported. These women also used fewer medications overall, were less likely to be diagnosed with depression and had lower health care usage, which included hospitalization, hospice, nursing home and non-hospital visits in the past year, the study in Osteoporosis International found.