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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2010;2(4):23-26.
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Original Article

LVEF Relation to Depression in Coronary Patients

Naser Safaie 1 * , Ahmadreza Jodati 1, Mohammad Bager Raoofi 2

1 Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2 Dept. of Guidance and Consultation, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences,Tabriz, Iran.

Abstract

Background: LV dysfunction reflects the impairment of pumping function of the heart. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of >50% refers to the excellent pumping condition and less than 30%, illustrates the decreased ability or even the failure. Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders. From the cognitive point of view and because depression is a widespread psychological problems in coronary patients the aim of this research is evaluation of the relation between LVEF, depression, gender and age. Methods: 128 patients with coronary heart disease in shahid madani heart hospital were enrolled. Data were statistics analyzed. Results: The results of the current study showed that a close meaningful relationship exists between gender and depression (p=0.0001) and also between gender and LVEF degree (p=0.03). other parameters such as age. Conclusion: Several studies in both inside and outside of Iran have confirmed these results. Patients with coronary artery disease need complementary treatment such as antidepressant medication and coping with negative mood techniques.
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