Navigation Links
Depression and anxiety can double chances of heart ailments
Date:1/18/2008

Montreal, January 18, 2008 Matters of the mind can affect matters of the heart. A new study by McGill University and Universit de Montral researchers has found that major anxiety and/or depression, can double a coronary artery disease patients chances of repeated heart ailments. This is one of the first studies to focus on patients with stable coronary artery disease not those who were hospitalized for events such as a heart attack.

We found that both major depression and generalized anxiety disorder were more common in cardiac patients than in the general community, said principal investigator Nancy Frasure-Smith, a professor at McGills Department of Psychiatry and a researcher at the Centre hospitalier de lUniversit de Montral (CHUM) and Montreal Heart Institute. On average, cardiac patients without these disorders had about a 13 percent chance of a repeated cardiac event over two years, compared to 26 percent of those with either major depression or anxiety.

Dr. Frasure-Smith coauthored the study from the January edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry with Franois Lesprance, a Universit de Montral psychiatry professor and head of the CHUMs Department of Psychiatry. This is the first study to demonstrate that anxiety and depression can have a strong impact on people with stable coronary artery disease, said Lesprance.

The research team interviewed 804 people, patients with stable coronary artery disease who were still monitored by a physician, yet had been discharged from hospital two months prior. Frasure-Smith and Lesprance found 27 percent of interview subjects were affected by depression and 41 percent showed signs of anxiety. Major depressive disorder was diagnosed in roughly 7 percent of patients while about 5 percent had generalized anxiety disorder.

Now that we know that anxiety and major depression are both markers of increased cardiac risk, it is imperative that these patients receive the best treatment for both their cardiac and psychiatric conditions, concurred Frasure-Smith and Lesprance, since both disorders may respond to antidepressants.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
sylvain-jacques.desjardins@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Depression, Obesity Coexist in Many Middle-Aged Women
2. Walk away menopausal anxiety, stress and depression
3. Realistic Expectations Help Ward Off Holiday Depression
4. Kaiser Permanente -- Group Health study shows depression worsens HIV treatment
5. Treating Depression Cuts Diabetes Death Risk
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Funds Study Exploring Link between Heart Disease and Depression
7. Lack of Light and Seasonal Depression - Whats the Link? From the Harvard Health Letter
8. Venlafaxine extended-release effective for patients with major depression
9. New studies on cancer and schizophrenia, depression and heart disease, trauma and autism
10. Depression screening for cancer patients too often falls between the cracks
11. Is there a developmental component to the risk for depression?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2016)... ... 30, 2016 , ... Shaolin Institute officially starts the annual ... intensive summer training camp starts on June 17th on Shaolin Institute Atlanta Campus. ... a fun and unique experience with an opportunity to learn KungFu martial arts ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2016 , ... SuperCloset is ... all too well the day to day issues, struggles and obstacles veterans’ need to ... Helping Veterans Grow Project provides active or retired military veteran(s) with a donated SuperCloset ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults ... that bariatric surgery has received increased attention in recent years, as an article ... comes to weight loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... With over 60 percent of acute stroke survivors being left ... to aid in the rehabilitation process has steadily increased. Ekso Bionics had been working ... due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now received clearance from the U.S. Food ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 ... ... care world, this installment is bolstered by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of ... the developing trends and tech within the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 According to the ... is driving ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system market growth. ... their ability to respond to different pressure rates, leading ... lead to various cardiovascular disorders such as heart failure, ... diseases are growing in prevalence each year. WHO estimates ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ALBANY, New York , May 26, 2016 ... Transparency Market Research "Medical Waste Management Market - U.S. Industry ... the medical waste management market in the U.S. was valued ... expand at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2015 to 2023 ... report provides exhaustive analysis of current and emerging needle free ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25,2016 FDA 510(k) ... Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical applications ... inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy ... in the US with the 12 th ... Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers Confocal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: