Loneliness and Cardiovascular Disease

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  • Abstract

    Loneliness is a silent social epidemic that affects more than one third of the US population. Cardiovascular diseases impart a huge morbidity, mortality, and financial burden on our society. The detrimental role of loneliness in cardiovascular diseases is being increasingly recognized. Besides having a direct molecular effect on cardiovascular diseases, loneliness also encourages poor compliance with healthy lifestyles, that play a significant role in preventing and improving cardiovascular diseases. This brief review highlights the ominous effects of loneliness on cardiovascular diseases.

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    Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular Diseases; Coronary Artery Disease; Loneliness; Social Isolation.

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