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Teen affective disorders raise risk for midlife acute MI

Key clinical point: Depression and/or anxiety in adolescence is associated with increased risk of MI in midlife.

Major finding: Adolescent males with depression or anxiety were 20% more likely to subsequently have an acute MI in their 30s to 50s.

Study details: This Swedish national registry study included more than a quarter million Swedish 18- and 19-year-old males who underwent a comprehensive physical and psychological examination and were subsequently followed into midlife.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding her study, conducted free of commercial support.


Bergh C et al. ESC 2020, Abstract 90524.