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Can my diagnosis of major depression be tied with or have lead to me having atrial fibrillation at a younger age of 34 years old when diagnosed-af?

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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Psychoimmunology

Per webmd : "known as the "broken heart syndrome" or stress-induced heart failure is a medical condition, a perfect example of the heart's power & vulnerability, writes mimi guarneri, md, a practicing cardiologist, author of the book, the heart speaks.
"the condition seems 2 be caused by high levels of hormones that the body produces during severe stress, which can be temporarily toxic 2 heart ".

In brief: Psychoimmunology

Per webmd : "known as the "broken heart syndrome" or stress-induced heart failure is a medical condition, a perfect example of the heart's power & vulnerability, writes mimi guarneri, md, a practicing cardiologist, author of the book, the heart speaks.
"the condition seems 2 be caused by high levels of hormones that the body produces during severe stress, which can be temporarily toxic 2 heart ".
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Dr. Sophie Duriez
For more information on the impact of negative emotions on the heart, you may consult the website www.heartmath.com. Dr. Guarneri's book: "The Heart Speaks" is an excellent source of information and understanding that our heart and brain are not separate entities. Warm wishes to u.
Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Nope

Sorry - the two shouldn't be related.

In brief: Nope

Sorry - the two shouldn't be related.
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Afib

Knowledge of agin might cause depression.
Not likely hemodynamics of agin caused it but not impossible.

In brief: Afib

Knowledge of agin might cause depression.
Not likely hemodynamics of agin caused it but not impossible.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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