AHA News: The Head Is Connected to the Heart...

HealthDay: And can influence health.

A growing body of research shows good mental health can improve heart health and reduce cardiovascular risks, while poor mental health can increase the risk of heart disease, according to a new scientific report.

Because of the clear link emerging between psychological health and heart health, doctors should assess the mental well-being of heart patients as part of their routine care, concluded a panel of experts in a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The statement, published Monday in the journal Circulation, summarizes evidence of biological, behavioral and psychological pathways that link mental health to heart disease. READ MORE

(Source: HealthDay, 01/25/2021)