Major Depression Linked to Heart Disease in Older Adults
Major depressive disorder (MDD) may lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults, new research suggests. In secondary analysis of the Mechanisms and Outcomes of Silent Myocardial Ischemia (MOSMI) study, which included almost 900 participants with a mean age of 60 years, those with MDD showed a significantly slower short-term heart rate recovery time after exercising than their nondepressed counterparts.
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