Stress, depression boost risks for heart patients

March 10, 2015 10:41 PM

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Stress, depression boost risks for heart patients

(Reuters Health) - For people with heart disease, high levels of stress coupled with depression increase the risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.

“We found that the combination of high stress and high depression symptoms was particularly harmful for adults with heart disease during an early vulnerability period,” said lead author Carmela Alcantara of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

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