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Heart Health

07 January 2009

Depression can break your heart

Depression can be dangerous to someone who has had a heart attack and untreated depression can increase the risk of another attack, writes Prof Piet Oosthuizen.

Depression can be dangerous to someone who has had a heart attack and untreated depression can increase the risk of another attack, according to Professor Piet Oosthuizen's latest book, Ontsnap van Depressie*, from which the following extract is taken:

I'm not sure about all the facts but it does seem as if people, long ago, knew something we're only now rediscovering; that there's a clear connection between one's heart and one's state of mind and, more specifically, between troubled emotions and heart disease.

[This story originally appeared in YOU Pulse. Buy the latest copy, on newsstand now, for more fascinating stories in the world of health and wellness.]

YOU Pulse; Spring, September 2007

 

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