Should screening for depression be considered after an acute myocardial infarction?
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Should screening for depression be considered after an acute myocardial infarction? Evidence-Based Answer: Depression occurs in 7% to 30% of patients after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (SOR: A, systematic review). Collaborative mental health care is somewhat more helpful than usual care in reducing depressive symptoms in patients with cardiac disease (SOR: B, extrapolated from consistent RCTs of acute coronary syndrome [ACS]); therefore screening for depression after an AMI appears reasonable.
Evidence Based Practice 17(2): E-11