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Intervention Protocol

Psychological and pharmacological interventions for depression in patients with coronary artery disease

  1. Harald Baumeister*,
  2. Nico Hutter,
  3. Jürgen Bengel

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008012


How to Cite

Baumeister H, Hutter N, Bengel J. Psychological and pharmacological interventions for depression in patients with coronary artery disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008012. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008012.

Author Information

  1. University of Freiburg, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychology, Freiburg, Germany

*Harald Baumeister, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Engelbergerstr. 41, Freiburg, 79085, Germany. baumeister@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effects of psychological and pharmacological interventions for depression in CAD patients with comorbid depressive disorder. Effectiveness will be evaluated regarding different types of outcomes. Primary outcomes are remission of depression or reduction of depressive symptoms following the intervention, all-cause and CAD-related mortality as well as non-fatal cardiac events or surgery (coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)). Secondary outcomes are effects on cardiac parameters (e.g. heart rate variability, platelet activation), modifiable cardiac risk factors (blood pressure, serum cholesterol levels and smoking), health economics and health-related quality of life.