Depression a factor for MI in women

Young or middle-aged women at high cardiovascular risk are more than twice as likely to experience an MI if they have depression, research suggests.

The US study followed more than 3000 women undergoing coronary angiography for known or suspected heart disease over 2-5 years, noting whether they exhibited symptoms of depression.

Women aged 55 and younger with moderate-to-severe depression were more than twice as likely to experience MI during the follow-up period when compared with their peers without depression.

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