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    Previously, we proved that a stressful event as cancer diagnosis was associated with a poor outcome as suicide [1]. In the current study, we sought to assess the association between a stressful event coronary surgery and depression. Literature review was done and 2 meta-analyses were identified with particular interest in this topic. Depression and coronary artery disease are highly comorbid and often observed harmoniously in patients [2,3]. Thus, making it imperative to follow the course of depression postoperatively. Ravven et al. [2], conducted a meta-analysis about depressive symptoms after CABG surgery; in which out of 1883 searched abstracts, 39 studies on depression after CABG that included 8633 patients were identified (Figure 1). Risk of depression was increased early (1-2weeks postoperatively; relative risk [RR]=1.27; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01-1.61). There was a significantly decreased risk of depression at recovery (>2weeks-2months postoperatively; RR=0.78; 95% CI, 0.67-0.90), mid ((>2months-6months postoperatively; RR=0.64, 95% CI, 0.58-0.70) and late (>6months postoperatively; RR=0.68; 95% CI, 0.58-0.79) time points (Table 1).
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