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Exercise and Pharmacological Treatment of Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease (JACC)
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JACC Editor-in-Chief
Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC

Ajit Raisinghani, MD, FACC


James A. Blumenthal, PhD

Andrew Sherwood, PhD

Michael A. Babyak, PhD

Lana L. Watkins, PhD

Patrick J. Smith, PhD

Benson M. Hoffman, PhD

C. Virginia F. O’Hayer, PhD

Stephanie Mabe, MS

Julie Johnson, PA-C

P. Murali Doraiswamy, MD

Wei Jiang, MD

Douglas D. Schocken, MD

Alan L. Hinderliter, MD



This article appeared in the September 10, 2012 issue of JACC Journal.


This online educational activity is brought to you by JACC.

CME Information

Target Audience

JACC Journal CME is intended for physicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Important Dates

Date of Release: September 2012

Term of Approval/Date of CME Expiration: September 2013

Learner Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to assess the efficacy of exercise and antidepressant medication in reducing depressive symptoms and improving cardiovascular biomarkers in depressed patients with coronary heart disease.

Method of Participation and Claiming Credit
This ACCF JACC Journals CME activity includes the reading of an article published in one of the JACC journals and the successful completion of self-assessment questions.  

Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ for this Activity
To request credit, you must:

  1. Read the article for which you wish to receive credit.
  2. Answer the self-assessment questions. After you have answered all the questions in the module, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 66% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  3. Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  4. Enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for this activity. Click Submit.
  5. You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may download the certificate when you receive the message.
  6. You may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My CardioSource.