Assessing perinatal depression as an indicator of risk for p
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Abstract
The physiological changes associated with pregnancy, such as increased oxidative stress and circulatory changes, place a burden on the cardiovascular system of pregnant women. Cardiovascular conditions associated with pregnancy, such as peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) and pre-eclampsia, could result in serious cardiovascular complications.

Psychosocial factors, for example depression, are increasingly being recognised as risk indicators for cardiovascular diseases such as ischaemic heart disease.Mental disorders such as anxiety and depression are the third leading burden of disease in women globally.Women of childbearing age have the highest prevalence of psychiatric disorders, in particular, anxiety and mood disturbances.

Previous studies have explored the association between depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and have demonstrated that depression is a risk factor for CVD and increases both morbidity and mortality rates. This article discusses the potential contribution of depression during the peripartum period to the pathophysiology of CVD in pregnancy.....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928172/
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