Sweden: Rate of CVD in Mid-Adulthood Increased for Women With Perinatal Depression

Women with perinatal depression (PND) have an elevated long-term risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online June 18 in the European Heart Journal.

Donghao Lu, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based matched cohort study involving 55,539 women diagnosed with PND during 2001 to 2014 and 545,567 unaffected matched women to examine the long-term risk for CVD.

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