Columbia University Study Shows PTSD Symptoms Link to Risk of Hypertension

Feb 8, 2019 | Cardiovascular, CNS, High Blood Pressure, PTSD

Columbia University Medical Center leads a study that was recently published in Psychological Medicine, suggesting that fear-related symptoms are a core driver of elevated cardiovascular risk. “A growing body of research research indicates that PTSD is associated with increased risk of developing a range of cardiovascular conditions, including high blood pressure. However, we don’t know what aspects of PTSD are driving these associations,” said study author Jennifer A. Sumner, an assistant professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Lead Research/Investigator

Jennifer A. Sumner

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