Possible Link Between Anxiety & Heart Problems

Published 07/06 2010 01:30PM

Updated 07/06 2010 01:56PM

Anxiety disorders seem to be associated with a higher risk of stroke and heart attack.

A new study revealed as many as 31% of patients with heart disease also had symptoms of anxiety.

Researchers with Tilburg University in The Netherlands say the results need to be confirmed before they can say with confidence that anxiety is a risk factor for heart disease.

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