Cardiovascular risk in severe mental illness in Italy

Published: 12 April 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/k3pjsptkfk.1
Virginio Salvi


Patients with serious mental illness (schizophrenia or bipolar disorder) consecutively admitted to the inpatients units in Milan and Genova (Italy). Patients were 35-69 years of age. Aim of the study: assess 10-years CV risk. The following variables were assessed: Socio-demographic: Age, gender, education, marital and occupational status Clinical: Diagnosis, age at onset, number of episodes, presence of lifetime suicide attempts, current pharmacological treatment 10-year CV risk assessment: Weight, height, blood pressure, fasting glucose, total and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, smoking habits, physical exercise.



Psychiatry, Cardiovascular Risk Factor