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Trauma, PTSD may be risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women

Trauma, PTSD may be risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women
June 29, 2015

Data from the Nurses’ Health Study II indicate that female nurses who experienced trauma and elevated PTSD symptoms were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.

“Psychological stress has long been hypothesized to be a risk factor for [cardiovascular disease], and exposure to extremely stressful or traumatic events, such as childhood adversity and combat, has been linked to increased [cardiovascular disease] risk,” study researcher Jennifer Sumner, PhD, of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and colleagues wrote in Circulation. “Despite emerging findings on stress-related mental disorders and [cardiovascular disease], the understanding of whether PTSD increases risk of [cardiovascular disease] is limited in important ways.”

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