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Depression, its therapy and venous thromboembolism: three cases of pulmonary embolism

Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek, Marcin Żytkiewicz, Jolanta Kurosz, Maria Chłopocka−Woźniak, Krystyna Zawilska
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(6):596-599.

open access

Vol 69, No 6 (2011)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2011-06-15
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The associations between depression and coronary heart disease, especially via platelet hyperactivity, have been widely described. The relationships between depression and venous thromboembolism are less clear. We present three cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with previously diagnosed depression and discuss possible, depression-related prothrombotic factors, including the impact of psychotropic drugs. A 69 year-old woman, treated with different antidepressants and also antipsychotics, died two months after recurrent PE. Another woman, at the same age, on mirtazapine therapy, developed segmental PE. In a 39 year-old man, taking paroxetine, severe PE required thrombolysis.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 6: 596–599

Abstract

The associations between depression and coronary heart disease, especially via platelet hyperactivity, have been widely described. The relationships between depression and venous thromboembolism are less clear. We present three cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with previously diagnosed depression and discuss possible, depression-related prothrombotic factors, including the impact of psychotropic drugs. A 69 year-old woman, treated with different antidepressants and also antipsychotics, died two months after recurrent PE. Another woman, at the same age, on mirtazapine therapy, developed segmental PE. In a 39 year-old man, taking paroxetine, severe PE required thrombolysis.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 6: 596–599
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Keywords

venous thromboembolism; pulmonary embolism; depression; psychotropic drugs

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Title

Depression, its therapy and venous thromboembolism: three cases of pulmonary embolism

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 6 (2011)

Pages

596-599

Published online

2011-06-15

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(6):596-599.

Keywords

venous thromboembolism
pulmonary embolism
depression
psychotropic drugs

Authors

Waldemar Elikowski
Małgorzata Małek
Marcin Żytkiewicz
Jolanta Kurosz
Maria Chłopocka−Woźniak
Krystyna Zawilska

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