Jan 03, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Should be Assessed for Depression and Physical Activity, Say Researchers in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
New research indicates that inactive patients following cardiac surgery have a substantially higher risk of depression and that the number of patients suffering from depression after cardiac surgery is as high as 40%. Investigators recommend that cardiac patients should be assessed for depression and level of physical activity and remain as active as they safely can after surgery to minimize post-operative depression. The results are published in the December issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.