Anthrozoos 2011 Sep;24(3):273-285
University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA.
Evidence supports the contribution of depression, anxiety, and poor social support to mortality of hospitalized myocardial infarction (MI) patients. The contribution of depression to survival is independent of disease severity. Pet ownership, a non-human form of social support, has also been associated with one year survival of post-MI patients. Read More