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Heart Health

28 April 2010

Anti-depros good for heart

A widely used type of antidepressant may help protect cardiovascular health US researchers say.

A widely used type of antidepressant may help protect cardiovascular health by slowing the clumping of blood platelets, thus reducing the risk of hardening of the arteries and blood clots that can cause heart attack and stroke, US researchers say.

How the study was done
 

The researchers plan to analyse blood samples taken after 12 weeks and will also conduct a study using a different brand of SSRI.
 

 

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