Depression and Heart Disease

CE Credit: 1.5

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Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

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This program is part of the series Heart and Mind: Contemporary Issues in Cardiac Psychology.

A large empirical database supports depression as a modifiable risk factor for coronary artery disease. In this module, Peter Kaufmann, PhD, Deputy Chief of Clinical Applications and Prevention at NIH, discusses highlights from the literature informing the field.  Both he and Matt Burg, PhD, also share important lessons learned from the Enhancing Recovery In Coronary Heart Disease (ENRICHD) study, the largest clinical trial in behavioral medicine.

Learning Objective 1
Appreciate for the empirical database underlying depression as a risk factor for coronary artery disease. 

Learning Objective 2
Comprehend some of the complexities of developing clinical trials in behavioral cardiology.

Presenters: Robert Allan, PhD; Peter Kaufmann, PhD; and Matthew Burg, PhD

Supplementary Materials

  • Kauffman Slides