Improvement of Psychiatric Symptoms by Cardiac Rehabilitation in Coronary Heart Disease
1Saeed Shoja Shafti and Masuod Ahmadie
Introduction: The high prevalence of co-morbidly among cardiac patients may result in undesired consequences, which certainly can compromise their managements. Cardiac rehabilitation can be an appropriate adjunctive intervention for amelioration of such morbid processes. Method and Materials: An open comparative study had been performed between a group of ischemic cardiac patients with depressive symptoms, who received cardiac rehabilitation programs, in addition to their standard treatments (n=30), in comparison with a similar group of ischemic patients who had received only the customary managements (n=30). Results: Significantly, more patients in the target group (56.6%) gained benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, in comparison with only 30 % of them in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Cardiac rehabilitation seems to be a valuable method for enhancement of improvement in depressed ischemic heart patients.