January 1997

Depression as a Risk Factor for Heart Attack


HOST: Valerie Pringle

GUEST: Dr. William Eaton, Hopkins Public Health

PRINGLE: There is a new study that has determined that people who are clinically depressed are up to four times more likely to suffer from a heart attack. With us to talk about this is Dr. William Eaton who's from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Good morning.

EATON: Good morning.

PRINGLE: How does depression compare as a factor in heart attacks to the ones I guess people are familiar with like smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol?