Psychopharmacology and Cardiovascular Disease

Ileana L. Piña, Katherine E. Di Palo, Hector O. Ventura

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This review discusses common mental health disorders and their associations with cardiovascular disease risks. Commonly found mental health disorders include depression, anxiety, and personality types. The link between depression and cardiovascular disease mortality has been established. Depression is also common in patients with heart failure. In addition to discussing psychological disorders, a review of psychotropic drugs is also included. Drugs are described for therapy for depression and anxiety, as well as associations with cardiovascular drug-drug interactions. Drug-drug interactions are more common and potentially dangerous in elderly patients, in whom the conditions often coexist. The most common drug-drug interactions involve the P450 system of enzymes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2346-2359
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 22 2018


  • drug-drug interactions
  • psychiatric disorders
  • psychopharmacology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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