Depression and coronary heart disease: Apprehending the elusive black dog

Chavez, Carolina A, Ski, Chantal F. and Thompson, David R. (2012) Depression and coronary heart disease: Apprehending the elusive black dog. International Journal of Cardiology, 158 3: 335-336. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.12.088


Author Chavez, Carolina A
Ski, Chantal F.
Thompson, David R.
Title Depression and coronary heart disease: Apprehending the elusive black dog
Journal name International Journal of Cardiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-5273
1874-1754
Publication date 2012-07-26
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.12.088
Volume 158
Issue 3
Start page 335
End page 336
Total pages 2
Place of publication Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Depression is the third leading cause of disease burden worldwide and is predicted to be the leading cause by 2030. Importantly, depression has been identified as an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and both share significant physiological overlap. Identification of depression is complex. Consequently, accurate diagnosis of comorbid depression and CHD is challenging and requires a move toward an interdisciplinary engagement of knowledge transfer. A concerted effort is required utilising translational research to better identify depression in the CHD population. This approach is not meant to categorise patients, rather it is aimed at progressing toward an improved prognosis. Further, this approach should provide health professionals with the confidence to apply the term depression and define its meaning in a more precise and consistent manner.
Keyword Depression
Coronary heart disease
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Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
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