Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their study of the association
of mental disorders with use of cardiovascular procedures after myocardial
infarction, Dr Druss and colleagues1 conclude
that elderly patients (aged 65 years and older) with mental illness are less
likely to undergo coronary artery catheterization or revascularization than
those without mental illness. We conducted a study to determine whether these
findings can be generalized to patients of all ages.
Young JK, Foster DA. Cardiovascular Procedures in Patients With Mental Disorders. JAMA. 2000;283(24):3198–3199. doi:10.1001/jama.283.24.3198
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