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Antidepressive treatment as a modulator of inflammatory process in patients with heart failure: effects on proinflammatory cytokines and acute phase protein levels.

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BACKGROUND: Depression has been associated with increased inflammatory process. Although anti-depressive medication has anti-inflammatory effect in major depression, its role in patients with heart failure (HF) is unknown. In the present study we evaluated the impact of antidepressive medication on the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and acute phase response proteins, in patients with HF and major depression. METHODS: The study population consisted of 250 patients with HF (154 suffer...

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Tousoulis, D More by this author
Drolias, A More by this author
Antoniades, C More by this author
Vasiliadou, C More by this author
Marinou, K More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of cardiology
Volume:
134
Issue:
2
Pages:
238-243
Publication date:
2009-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1874-1754
ISSN:
0167-5273
URN:
uuid:8057f6a0-bf87-4d0a-9662-3cf20ed1bb8e
Source identifiers:
223260
Local pid:
pubs:223260

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