Feeling Down And Out Could Break Your Heart, Literally

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 10:41 in Health & Medicine

New data suggest that relatively healthy women with severe depression are at increased risk of cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death and fatal coronary heart disease. Researchers found that much of the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiac events was mediated by cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking.

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