Tindle H, Belnap BH, Houck PR, Mazumdar S, Scheier MF, Matthews KA, He F, Rollman BL. Optimism, response to treatment of depression, and rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Psychosomatic medicine. 74(74). 200-7. PMID: 22286847 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4056336 NIHMSID: NIHMS462666.
Optimism has been associated with a lower risk of rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, but little is known about how optimism affects treatment of depression in post-CABG patients.