Severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, affect ≈1% of the population who, as a group, experience significant disadvantage in terms of physical health and reduced life expectancy. In this review, we explore the interaction between race, ethnicity, severe mental illness, and cardiovascular disease, with a focus on cardiovascular care pathways. Finally, we discuss strategies to investigate and address disparities in cardiovascular care for patients with severe mental illness.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere025621
Pages (from-to)e025621
JournalJournal of the American Heart Association
Issue number12
Early online date14 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2022


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