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Ilias Martinis, Antonia Kalogianni, Maria Polikandrioti, Niki Pavlatou, Evangelos Dousis, Stela Vasileiou, Theodoros Kapadohos

Saturday, January 1, 2022

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Pages: 46-56

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7027405


Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and patients often suffer by depression especially these with coronary artery disease. There is evidence that the frequency and intensity of depressive symptoms in cardiovascular disease differ between genders. The aim of this systematic review was to explore the impact of cardiovascular disease on the development of depression in women. Methodology: A systematic review of the international literature in the scientific databases Pubmed and Science direct from 2015 to 2021 was carried out. The keywords of the articles were related to the conceptual content of the title of this paper. Results: Eight studies met the criteria for inclusion in the systematic review. The results of the studies showed that the prevalence of depression in women ranged from 14,4%-50,7% and women with cardiovascular disease have significantly more depressive symptoms than men. Conclusions: The findings of this systematic review highlight the importance of psychological assessment of mental health in women suffering from cardiovascular disease.

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