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Heart Health

31 May 2011

PTSD and heart disease link

People with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at a higher risk for heart disease, according to researchers.

People with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at a higher risk for heart disease, according to researchers. In a study of US war veterans, they found that those with PTSD were more likely to have plaque in their coronary arteries.

Studies "keep showing this link between PTSD and various forms of cardiovascular disease," said Boscarino. "Something needs to be done in terms of better interventions" for these individuals, he added.

 

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