WIC News | Is Depression a CV Risk Factor in Young Women?

In a recent Expert Analysis, Smita I. Negi, MD, a member of the Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section, analyzes the impact of depression on cardiovascular disease risk in young women. “Major depression is associated with worse prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction, and several studies have looked at the association of the severity of depression and cardiovascular events, sometimes in a dose-response relationship, even after adjustment for major cardiovascular risk factors … Though the majority of studies suggest that cardiovascular risk factors for women may be the same as those for men but more severe, the triggers or manifestations of those risk factors may be different.” Read more on ACC.org.