Can Panic Disorder Increase Risk of Heart Disease?

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 16, 2008 at 6:49 PM Heart Disease News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

 Can Panic Disorder Increase Risk of Heart Disease?
A study conducted by British researchers involving 404,654 people in Britain, showed a high risk of heart disease among victims of panic attacks and disorders, more pronounced for those below 50 years of age.

The research also pointed out that death due to heart disease for people diagnosed with panic disorder was actually reduced among all age groups.

Dr. Kate Walters of University College London who led the research, said, "Not much is known about the relationship between panic disorder and cardiac disease. The symptoms of panic attacks can closely mimic those of a heart attack or acute cardiac disease, and it seems that there may be a complex relationship between them."

The study is published in the European Heart Journal.



Source: Medindia
SAV

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Heart Healthy Heart Statins Mitral Valve Prolapse Aortic Valve Stenosis Anxiety Attack Pericarditis Loss of Taste 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive