Women at a Higher Risk for Depression and Anxiety after Heart Attack

October 20, 2014 12:28 PM

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Women at a Higher Risk for Depression and Anxiety after Heart Attack

Researchers from Lithuania have carried out a study which suggests that women are more prone to suffer from anxiety and depression following a heart attack compared to men. It also points out that women suffering from depression already could be at a higher risk of death after heart attack than women without depression.

A team of researchers led by Professor Pranas Seryptis investigated 160 patients admitted to the Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Clinics in Lithuania with heart attack. They interviewed these patients about 1 month after the attack and collected demographic information like age, sex, educati...

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