Impact of depression subtype and comorbid anxiety on heart rate variability

Andrew H. Kemp, Daniel S. Quintana, Slade Matthews, Herbert Jelinek

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Abstract

Major depressive disorder (MOD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are predicted to become leading burdens of disease by 2020. Patients with comorbid depression and CVD have a 2.4-fold and threefold increased mortality risk compared to those with only depression and CVD, respectively. We have recently reported that depression without cardiovascular disease is associated with reduced heart rate variability (HRV), one of the strongest predictors of cardiac mortality. Here we explore the impact of depression subtype and comorbid anxiety on HRV.
Original languageEnglish
Pages132
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventHeart Foundation Conference 2011: Heart to Heart: From Access to Action - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 16 Mar 201118 Mar 2011

Conference

ConferenceHeart Foundation Conference 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period16/03/1118/03/11

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