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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-18

Depression, anxiety, and quality of life after percuataneous coronary interventions


1 Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, India
3 Department of Cardiology, CH (WC) Chandimandir, Panchkula, India
4 Department of Cardiology, CH (IAF), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Interventional Cardiology, Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Suprakash Chaudhury
Department of Psychiatry, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_126_21

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. However, some fascinating advances in the field of cardiology have not only added years to people's life but life to years as well. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as coronary angioplasty is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat stenotic coronary arteries. In recent years, PCI has become the preferred modality of treatment for occluded coronary arteries. However, there has been growing interest in the quality of life (QOL) issues for those who undergo such procedures. Depression, anxiety, vital exhaustion, hostility, anger, and acute mental stress have been evaluated as risk factors for the development and progression of CAD. Further, they also have strong bearing toward recovery from an acute coronary event. The current article discusses the role of depression, anxiety, and QOL of patients undergoing PCI.


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