Depressive symptomatology in patients with metabolic syndrome: A cross-sectional study of stable coronary artery disease patients

Published: 12 August 2015
Author(s): Christos Varounis, Loukianos S. Rallidis, Oscar H. Franco, Christos Kotakos, John Lekakis
Section: Letter to the Editor

The metabolic syndrome is a common disorder, which includes the presence of at least 3 out of 5 metabolic risk factors according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III [1]. It has been observed that metabolic syndrome is highly prevalent in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) [2] and also depression is a common comorbidity in CAD with an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality [3,4]. The aim of this study was to assess if depressive symptomatology is more prevalent in stable CAD patients with metabolic syndrome.