Traumatic Event, PTSD May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke In Women

HealthDay (6/30, Reinberg) reports that research suggests that “women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.” Investigators looked at data on nearly 50,000 women. The researchers found that “women with severe PTSD” had “a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or stroke compared to women who hadn’t experienced any trauma.” Meanwhile, “the risk was increased 45 percent for women who experienced a traumatic event but didn’t develop PTSD.” The findings were published online June 29 in Circulation. LiveScience (6/30) also covers the story.

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— “Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women’s Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke,” Steven Reinberg, HealthDay, June 29, 2015.

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