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“The young woman who is depressed is at risk for many things, and one of them may be coronary artery disease,” said Dr. Nanette Wenger. “Probably she should ask her caregiver to check her heart symptoms.”

For young women, depression tied to risk of heart problems

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women under age 55 with suspected heart problems are twice as likely to have a heart attack, require artery-opening procedures or die if they also have depression, according to a new study. 

“We can’t prove with this study that depression causes heart disease, but we can say that these women do worse over time,” lead author Dr. Amit Shah, from Emory University in Atlanta, told Reuters Health.

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