Medical News Today: Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

Medical News Today: Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

In the recent study, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles analyzed data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) project. More than 6,600 U.S. citizens from a variety of ethnic groups took part in the MESA, and they were followed for 13 years. The participants were aged 62, on average, and they were free from heart disease at the start of the study. Those who took antidepressants and who had the highest scores on a clinical screening test for depression were found to be at more than 30 percent increased...

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