Older depression drugs linked to heart risk

Kelland, Kate
December 2010
Romanian Journal of Medical Practice;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p290
Academic Journal
This article presents a study on the link between older anti-depression drugs and heart disease, which was conducted by a research team led by Mark Hamer of University College London. Newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are excluded in these drugs, according to the researchers. These drugs that increase the risk of heart disease include tricyclic anti-depressants. Hamer commented on the relevance of the risks associated with anti-depressants to the general population.


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