Study ties physical symptoms of depression to heart disease risk

08/31/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The risk of recurrence of heart attack or stroke increased in heart disease patients who experienced physical symptoms of depression such as fatigue and sleep disruptions, a joint Dutch-American study showed. The findings suggest that cardiologists could focus first on treating depression's physical symptoms to avoid a worsening of heart disease, the researchers said.

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