Depressive symptoms are independently predictive of carotid atherosclerosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Depression

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.

publication date

  • February 15, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.10.032

PubMed ID

  • 15695154

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 547

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 95

number

  • 4