Life expectancy and cardiovascular mortality in persons with schizophrenia

@article{Laursen2012LifeEA,
  title={Life expectancy and cardiovascular mortality in persons with schizophrenia},
  author={Thomas Munk Laursen and Trine Munk-Olsen and Mogens Vestergaard},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={83–88}
}
Purpose of review To assess the impact of cardiovascular disease on the excess mortality and shortened life expectancy in schizophrenic patients. Recent findings Patients with schizophrenia have two-fold to three-fold higher mortality rates compared with the general population, corresponding to a 10–25-year reduction in life expectancy. Although the mortality rate from suicide is high, natural causes of death account for a greater part of the reduction in life expectancy. The reviewed studies… 

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