Reduced Anxiety and Depression Noted After Heart Valve Repair Surgery

March 3, 2015 3:20 PM

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A new study has found that people with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem.

People with severe mitral regurgitation, which occurs when the heart’s mitral valve doesn’t close tightly and blood flows backward into the heart were included in the research. According to the researchers, one quarter of patients with this defect have elevated levels of anxiety and depression.

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