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A Dangerous Drug for Heart Patients

Nov 3, 2011

(June 6, 2006) -- Depression and heart disease often travel together, which is why this new study is so troubling: Antidepressants may raise a heart patient's risk of dying. For 3 years, Duke University Medical Center researchers tracked 921 women and men who'd had blocked arteries; 262 of the patients reported being depressed, and one-third of these were taking antidepressants. Among patients on mood-lifting medications, the researchers discovered, the risk of death was a stunning 55% higher.

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Because depression itself lowers survival rates, lead researcher Lana Watkins, PhD, can't be certain that the drugs are to blame. But an older class of medications called tricyclics raise the level of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that can cause heartbeat disruptions. If you have heart disease and you're on a tricyclic antidepressant, talk to your doctor about switching drugs. Or see if talk therapy can make a difference.






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