Increased cardiovascular risk in patients with severe mental illness.

  title={Increased cardiovascular risk in patients with severe mental illness.},
  author={Elsa L Gladigau and Timothy Nicholas Fazio and Janelle Hannam and Lesa M Dawson and Simon G W Jones},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  volume={44 1},
BACKGROUND People with severe mental illness (SMI) have a reduced life expectancy. A major cause of mortality is cardiovascular disease. AIMS The aims of this study were to document the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in people with SMI engaged in community psychiatric rehabilitation and compare prevalence rates to the general, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) populations of Australia. METHOD A cross-sectional audit was conducted on patients receiving care from… CONTINUE READING
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