Identifying and managing depression in patients with coronary artery disease

JAAPA. 2018 May;31(5):12-18. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000532111.83132.8b.


Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Despite advances in cardiac care, patients who have CAD and a diagnosis of depression have higher rates of morbidity and mortality. This article examines the epidemiology, clinical presentation, screening tools, and treatment recommendations for these patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Coronary Artery Disease / psychology*
  • Depression / diagnosis*
  • Depression / etiology
  • Depression / therapy*
  • Disease Management
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Risk Factors
  • United States / epidemiology


  • Antidepressive Agents