Depressive symptoms are independently predictive of carotid atherosclerosis

Donald C. Haas, Karina W. Davidson, Daniel J. Schwartz, Nina Rieckmann, Mary J. Roman, Thomas G. Pickering, William Gerin, Joseph E. Schwartz

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Abstract

The investigators tested whether depressive symptoms were predictive of carotid atherosclerosis, a marker of coronary atherosclerosis. Healthy participants (n = 219) underwent the baseline assessment of cardiovascular risk factors, including self-reported depressive symptoms, and were assessed for carotid plaque at 10-year follow-up. Adjusting for baseline cardiovascular risk factors, participants with elevated depression scores at baseline were >2 times as likely as those with no depressive symptoms to have carotid plaque.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-550
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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