Columbia study links depression, heart disease in women

dwomanDepression can lead to heart disease in seemingly healthy women, a new study reports. Scientists at Columbia University tracked 63,000 women over a 12-year period and found that the depressed women were more than twice as likely to experience sudden cardiac death, which is typically caused by an irregular heartbeat. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, also found that cardiac death correlated more strongly with antidepressant use than with the depression symptoms. The study’s lead researcher cautioned that this could simply mean that women who use antidepressants are the most severely depressed. The study also found that depressed women had an increased risk of death from other forms of heart disease.

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