Cardiac conditions.

  title={Cardiac conditions.},
  author={Michel D. Peck and Amy Lee Ai},
  journal={Journal of gerontological social work},
  volume={50 Suppl 1},
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the US. The growth of the older population in coming decades will inevitably increase the incidence of age-related cardiac disease. Increasing evidence has shown the prevalence of co-morbid mental health conditions in CVD patients. Specifically, depression and anxiety have been linked with CVD mortality. Due to the risk of psychosocial conditions with cardiac patients, mental health practitioners in health and gerontology need to be… CONTINUE READING

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