Is there an association between depression and cardiovascular mortality or sudden death?

  title={Is there an association between depression and cardiovascular mortality or sudden death?},
  author={Paolo Alboni and Elisa Favaron and Nelly Paparella and Massimo Sciammarella and Mario Pedaci},
  journal={Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine},
The results of many studies and recent meta-analyses strongly suggest that depression is a risk factor for total and cardiovascular mortality, both in the general population and in patients with known heart disease. By contrast, the association between depression and sudden death or cardiac arrest has received little attention. This issue has been investigated in three recent studies; two were carried out in the general population and showed depression to be a independent risk factor for sudden… 

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