Depression history should be considered for CV risk tools

Study highlights importance of considering impact of comorbid hypertension and depression on CV outcomes

Cardiovascular risk prediction tools could be improved with the inclusion of questions about a patient’s history of depression, UK researchers suggest.

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The proposal follows their findings that comorbid hypertension and major depressive disorder confer a greater risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalisation than hypertension alone.

In a prospective study, researchers from the University of Glasgow analysed data from 135,000 middle-aged people in a large population cohort — the UK Biobank registry — to determine if comorbid major depressive disorder

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