Homeless People With Mental Illness May Face High Risk Of Heart Disease

HealthDay (2/25, Preidt) reports that research published in BMC Public Health suggests that homeless individuals who have a mental illness may face a high risk of heart disease. Investigators “found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.” The study indicated that “the risk of cardiovascular disease in homeless people with mental illness was highest among men and those with substance abuse disorders.”

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— “Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, February 25, 2015.

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