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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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MOLINA, Dora Inés; ARNOBY CHACON, Jose; ESPARZA, ángela Sofía  and  MILENA BOTERO, Sandra. Depression and cardiovascular risk in women. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.3, pp.242-249. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2015.11.004.

Nowadays, cardiovascular disease and depression pose important public health problems and are considered the main causes of disability in high-income countries. This association between both entities has been described over several years, understanding depression as a risk factor for developing cardiovascular events, worsening clinical outcomes and raising mortality. Literature review was carried out with the objective of exposing most relevant aspects regarding epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical, prognostic and therapeutic strategies towards depression in the context of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on women and the importance of implementing measures for early detection and treatment so as to reduce the negative impact of this condition on cardiovascular health.

Keywords : Depression; Cardiovascular disease; Woman; Cardiovascular risk.

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