Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PTSD and coronary disease linked in vets

PTSD and coronary disease linked in vets

In The American Journal of Cardiology, the researchers note that these new results “highlight the importance of integrating medical and psychological care in vets, and quickly identifying those who are at risk for PTSD and thus heart disease as well.”

Researchers at Geisinger Health System found that not only were veterans with PTSD more likely to have heart disease, but they were more likely to die three and a half years earlier from any cause than those without PTSD. The study, which evaluated 637 veterans, confirmed previous studies linking PTSD to CAD.

'The Warrior' by Sharon L. Perry

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