Hearts and Minds: Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Unsung Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Anxiety, depression, and stress are exceedingly common in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). They increase the risk of cardiac events and are associated with much worse outcomes. A causal relationships exists between anxiety/depression and adverse cardiac events such as acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. Various treatments, including psychologic therapies and pharmacotherapy, can used to treat patients with these disorders. This review discusses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment options for patients with CVD who suffer from these conditions and argues that they should be treated as concomitant risk factors for CVD.
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

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