PET imaging study sheds light on link between PTSD and heart disease

06/28/2013 | American City Business Journals

An NIH-funded study from Emory University found the incidence of coronary heart disease was higher in participants with post-traumatic stress disorder than in those without the condition. Researchers used PET imaging to detect areas of reduced blood flow to the heart, finding more areas of limited blood flow in those with PTSD. The study involved male twins from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry.

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