PTSD linked to increased heart disease risk in veterans study

06/26/2013 | United Press International

Researchers examined data from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry and found that veterans with PTSD had an almost twofold higher risk of developing heart disease than those without PTSD. Analysis of veterans' nuclear scans also found that PTSD patients had nearly two times the number of areas of reduced blood flow to the heart as patients without the condition. The findings appeared online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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