Cardiovascular disease in patients with schizophrenia

@article{Kritharides2017CardiovascularDI,
  title={Cardiovascular disease in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={Leonard Kritharides and Vincent T. K. Chow and Tim Lambert},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2017},
  volume={206}
}
Patients with schizophrenia die on average 25 years earlier than the general population, and this gap appears to be increasing. Most of the excess mortality is due to premature cardiovascular deaths rather than suicide. Many psychotropic agents are orexigenic and can increase weight and promote dyslipidaemia. Traditional cardiac risk factors are undertreated among patients with schizophrenia, and they are less likely to receive cardiac revascularisation than those without a mental illness… 
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