HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Mentally ill patients receive fewer cardiovascular procedures than rest of population, Yale study finds

After having heart attacks, patients with mental illnesses are significantly less likely to undergo cardiovascular procedures than patients without mental disorders, Yale researchers say.

"Having a mental disorder reduces a patient's chances of receiving cardiovascular procedures by up to 32 percent," said Benjamin Druss, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine. "This difference in care was not based on the severity of cardiac illness, or hospital or regional differences between groups."

Published in the January 26 issue of Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA), the study looked at a sample of 113,653 patients who had myocardial infarction. Of those, 5,653 were mentally ill.

Druss and his team found that patients with mental disorders were 25 percent less likely to receive angioplasty procedures, 32 percent less likely to undergo coronary bypass surgery and 28 percent less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization than those without mental disorders.

Whatever the reasons, Druss said, the fact that these differences could not be explained by measured clinical factors was cause for concern.

"Patients with mental disorders are a vulnerable population who may be susceptible to inadequate medical care," Druss said. "Further work is needed to better understand factors leading to these differences and their implications for quality and long-term outcomes of their cardiac care."

A number of studies have found race- and sex-based differences in rates of cardiovascular procedures in the United States, but no previous studies have examined this issue for patients with mental disorders.


'"/>

Contact: Karen Peart
kare.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University
25-Jan-2000


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mentally ill offender treatment and crime reduction act becomes law
2. Mentally ill have higher odds of developing brain, lung cancers
3. Mentally fatigued persons switch to automatic pilot
4. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
7. Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
8. NHS target driven culture is failing patients
9. Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
10. Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
11. Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Precision Aesthetics is New York’s ... It was also the first provider of Exilis non-surgical fat reduction in New York. ... it has attracted a large International clientele. Many patients travel to New York ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... store run by GoodThreads. The store can be accessed by visiting http://www.curemeso.org/store ... of which are customizable. The best part: whenever a product is purchased, the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Sculpted Contours ... the CoolSmooth PRO this week. Zeltiq Aesthetics released this new applicator in the ... January 2014 for treating the outer thighs. The original applicator required a 2 ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... announced an important workshop at its new True North Conference Center. The medical ... so that the Jacksonville community may be more aligned in the effort to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... View, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... for the athletes, judges, media, and VIPs at the 2015 Vans US Open of ... organic coconut water that can claim “no added sugar” on the market, is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store 3Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3Health News:Coco Libre Brings Eco-conscious Hydration to Vans US Open of Surfing 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... According to a new market research report ... Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Skinfold Calipers, Air Displacement Plethysmography ... to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Body Composition ... is estimated to grow to $1,425.7 Million by 2019, ... 2019. Browse 41 market data Tables ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: ... second quarter 2015 financial results after the market closes ... with the release, the Company will host a conference ... Eastern Time on Thursday, August 6, 2015 ... other business developments. Interested parties may access ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Unichem Pharmaceuticals ( USA ... Hydrochlorothiazide tablets 25 mg 1000-count bottle to the consumer ... measure due to the identification of a Clopidogrel tablet ... The risk associated with mistakenly taking a Clopidogrel ... probability of experiencing Clopidogrel,s side effects which include bleeding ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Body Composition Analyzers Market Worth $1,425.7 Million by 2019 2Body Composition Analyzers Market Worth $1,425.7 Million by 2019 3Body Composition Analyzers Market Worth $1,425.7 Million by 2019 4IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets Due to the Potential Presence of Foreign Tablets 2
Cached News: