Childhood Depression and Cardiac Risk Factors (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Cardiologists and mental health professionals know that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Depressed adults are more likely to have heart attacks, and if they do have a heart attack, to die from it. But now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and at the University of Pittsburgh have found that cardiac risk factors can appear very early in the lives of people who have been depressed. Jim Dryden reports... 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.