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Panic attacks linked to higher risk of heart attacks and heart disease, especially in younger people

11 December 2008

People who have been diagnosed with panic attacks or panic disorder have a greater risk of subsequently developing heart disease or suffering a heart attack than the normal population, with higher rates occurring in younger people, according to research published in Europe’s leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal.

From the paper Panic disorder and risk of new onset coronary heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, and cardiac mortality: cohort study using the general practice research database Kate Walters, Greta Rait, Irene Petersen, Rachael Williams and Irwin Nazareth

Published in the European Heart Journal, December 11th 2008

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