What Should Psychiatrists and Cardiologists Know About Depression and Cardiovascular Disease?

Posted on:November 13, 2016
Last Updated: August 1, 2021
Time to read: 5 minutes

The ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ was first reported in 1963 when widowers became depressed after spousal bereavement and subsequently had a high risk of mortality from heart disease a year after bereavement. The syndrome highlighted a possible link between Depression and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) for the first time.