Panel Recommends Including Depression as Risk Factor for Heart Problems (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption A panel of experts that includes researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is recommending depression now be officially included as a risk factor for serious heart problems, like heart attacks. Jim Dryden has more. Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.