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November 12, 2003

Depression and Health-Related Quality of Life—Reply

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(18):2404. doi:10.1001/jama.290.18.2404-a

To the Editor: Dr Ruo and colleagues1 found that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and depression had a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL), as measured by the Seattle Angina Questionnaire, than did patients with coronary disease but without depression. In contrast, among patients with CAD, reduced cardiac function was not associated with diminished HRQOL.