Study: Anxiety disorder is tied to a higher risk for heart events

07/6/2010 | HealthDay News

Dutch researchers monitored more than 1,000 coronary heart disease patients and found that those who also were diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder were at a 74% greater risk for heart attack, stroke and death. The increased risk may be attributed to the surges in the catecholamine hormones associated with heart risks or to a possible common underlying factor that raises both anxiety and heart risks, the researchers said.

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