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1

_____ increases the risk of coronary artery disease
by 1.5-2.0 times in otherwise physically healthy individuals.

Depression

2

Depression increases the risk of coronary artery disease
by _____ times in otherwise physically healthy individuals.

1.5-2.0

3

What physiologic derangements are assoc with depression?

Autonomic dysfunction

Elevated cortisol

Platelet activation

Endothelial dysfunction

Inflammation

4

_____ accounted for a significant portion of the risk of cardiovascular mortality due to depressive symptoms in older adults.

Physical inactivity

5

Depressed pts are 2-4x less likely to?

1. adhere to meds

2. follow lifestyle recommendations

3. practice self-mgmt.

4. receive recommended testing

5. FU

6

Depression tx improves which physiologic markers?

1. Significant decreases in platelet activation markers

2. Improved heart rate variability

3. Reduced inflammatory markers

4. Normalized brain serotonin turnover

7

What are the first line depression txs?

1. SSRIs

2. Bupropion (Wellbutrin)