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May 31, 2011

PTSD Further Linked to Heart Disease

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 11:07 pm

Full article at: More evidence for PTSD, heart disease link

By Genevra Pittman

“People with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at a higher risk for heart disease, according to researchers. In a study of U.S. war veterans, they found that those with PTSD were more likely to have fatty buildup, or plaque, in the arteries leading to the heart, called coronary artery disease.

The disease had also progressed farther in the mentally troubled vets, and they were more likely to die of any cause over the next three and a half years than their peers.”

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