TITLE

Older depression drugs linked to heart risk

AUTHOR(S)
Kelland, Kate
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Romanian Journal of Medical Practice;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p290
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
57494199

 

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