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Dr. Richard Sloan in Reuters in Response to New Research

Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Depression
December 13, 2013

People with an irregular heartbeat may also be at increased risk of being depressed, suggests a new study from Germany.

The added risk was small, researchers found, but it's in keeping with other studies linking heart disorders with depression.


"It's consistent with a large and growing literature on the role that depression plays with heart disease," Richard Sloan, who was not involved with the new study, said.

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