Depression and Heart Disease
Depression is three times more common among cardiac patients than the general population, and confers a 2.2-times higher risk of all-cause and cardiac mortality in patients with CAD. Therefore, screening for and treating depression are particularly important for cardiac patients.
Click on the links below to explore a short, interactive learning module, screening tools, clinical practice guidelines and more.
10-Minute Interactive Learning Module on Depression & Heart Disease
CANMAT Clinical Guidelines for Management of Depression
BC Guideline: Major Depressive Disorder in Adults
Further information for Family Physicians/Nurse Practitioners at “Pathways”
Community Resources for Psychological Treatment for Heart Patients
Screening: Patient Health Questionnaire-2
Screening: Patient Health Questionnaire-9
The Choice–D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment
References re: Association of Depression and Anxiety with CVD
Referral forms and information for physicians