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Heart Health

07 July 2010

Anxiety disorders up heart risk

Anxiety disorders may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and death in people with heart disease, a new Dutch study suggests.

Anxiety disorders may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and death in people with heart disease, a new Dutch study suggests.

After adjusting for a number of factors - such as other health problems, heart disease severity and medication use - the researchers concluded that generalised anxiety disorder was associated with a 74% increased risk of cardiovascular events.

Many risk factors

 

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