Mônica Zavaloni Scalco

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Despite the high prevalence of depression and hypertension, the relationship between the two diseases has received little attention. This paper reviews the epidemiological, pathophysiological, and prognostic aspects of this association, as well as its implications for treatment. A Medline search was conducted using the following key words: depression, blood(More)
Psychiatry Institute1, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo – São Paulo/SP, Brazil. Department of Psychiatry2, University of Toronto – Toronto/Ontario, Canada. Heart Institute3, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo – São Paulo/SP, Brazil. E-mail: ascalco@usp.br Received for publication on June(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic hyperactivity is one of the mechanisms involved in the increased cardiovascular risk associated with depression, and there is evidence that antidepressants decrease sympathetic activity. OBJECTIVES We tested the following two hypotheses: patients with major depressive disorder with high scores of depressive symptoms (HMDD) have(More)
This is a nonblind, case-controlled study comparing the risk of orthostatic hypotension (OH) in 2 groups of elderly depressed women: 22 normotensive and 21 hypertensive patients receiving thiazides. Blood pressure measurements and tilt-table tests produced similar results: increased drop in systolic blood pressure (SBP) after standing (p <0.001), with no(More)
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