PTSD, anxiety related to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Stress-related disorders and anxiety are associated with a higher risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), suggests a new case-control study. The researchers compared more than 35,000 OHCA cases with a similar number of matched controls and found an almost 1.5-fold increased risk of long-term stressful conditions among OHCA patients compared with controls, with a similar … Read more

Treatment of depression reduces cardiovascular risk

Patients who manage their depression through psychological therapy have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the result of a large cohort study conducted in the UK. \”Those whose symptoms of depression improved after therapy were 10% to 15% less likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those who did not,\” the authors reported … Read more