Major Depression May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of CV Events In Black Patients

Medscape (11/27, Brauser) reports that a study suggests that “not only is major depression common in black patients, it’s also associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.” The “analysis of more than 3000 participants from the Jackson Heart Study, which is comprised of black individuals from Jackson, Mississippi, showed that those with major depressive symptoms at baseline (22%) had almost twice the hazard of having a stroke or CHD up to 10 years later compared with those without depressive symptoms.”

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