Relation between depressive symptoms and treadmill exercise capacity in the Heart and Soul Study

Bernice Ruo*, John S. Rumsfeld, Sharon Pipkin, Mary A. Whooley

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Abstract

To examine the association between depressive symptoms and exercise capacity, we performed a cross-sectional study of 944 outpatients with stable coronary artery disease and found that the presence of depressive symptoms was independently associated with poor exercise capacity (<5 MET tasks achieved; adjusted odds ratio 1.8, 95% confidence interval 1.1 to 2.7, p = 0.01). Depressive symptoms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of poor exercise capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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