Fidelis Mkparu, M.D.: Take Extra Time to Consider a Patient’s Mental Health

Fidelis Mkparu, M.D., FACC, professor of internal medicine, wants patients and cardiologists to “take the extra time” to consider their mental health. Stressors from major life events, like the death of a loved one or loss of a job, can take a toll on heart health.

Dr. Mkparu spoke with Healio, a health news site, about the connection between mental health and cardiovascular disease – and the simple steps cardiologists can take to reduce risk associated with mental health comorbidities.

Read the full interview with Dr. Mkparu.

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