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The Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Secondary Prevention in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

Adrienne E. O'Neil, BA(Hons); Kristy Sanderson, BSc(Hons), PhD
Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(16):1506-1507. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.388.
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Gulliksson et al1 report the results of a randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), measuring its effects on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) recurrence in 362 patients with coronary artery disease. The authors found that, after 94 months, the CBT group had a 41% lower rate of fatal and nonfatal recurrent CVD events and 45% fewer recurrent acute myocardial infarctions (AMIs) after adjustment for covariates.

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September 12, 2011
Kurt Svärdsudd, MD, PhD; Mats Gulliksson, MD, PhD
Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(16):1506-1507. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.389.
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