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Depression is approximately 3 times more common in patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction than in the general population.

Thombs B, Bass E, Ford D, Stewart K, et al. Prevalence of Depression in Survivors of Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Gen Intern Med. 2006; 21: 30-8. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1484630

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Depression in Survivors of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Publication
J Gen Intern Med
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Thombs B, Bass E, Ford D, Stewart K, et al
Pages
30-8
URL
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