Effects of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training programs in women with depression

Am J Cardiol. 1999 May 15;83(10):1480-3, A7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00127-7.


Depression is prevalent in women with coronary artery disease, and increases morbidity and mortality following major coronary events. We demonstrated that women with depression had markedly abnormal overall cardiovascular risk profiles and have marked benefits in exercise capacity, obesity indexes, behavioral characteristics (including depression), and quality of life following formal, outpatient phase II cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training programs.

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / psychology*
  • Coronary Disease / rehabilitation*
  • Depression / etiology*
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prospective Studies
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Treatment Outcome