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Depression and anxiety in AFib patients

Around 1/3 of atrial fibrillation patients have elevated levels of depression and anxiety.

Thrall G, Lip G, Carroll D, Lane D. Depression, Anxiety, and Quality of Life in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Chest. 2007; 132(4): 1259-64. http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1085462

Reference

Title
Depression, Anxiety, and Quality of Life in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Publication
Chest
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Thrall G, Lip G, Carroll D, Lane D
Volume & Issue
Volume 132, Issue 4
Pages
1259-64
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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