Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

March 2, 2015 2:00 PM

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MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

The research included people with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart. Past research has shown that one-quarter of patients with this defect have elevated levels of anxiety and depression, according to ...

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