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What is fibrosis?

Healthy hearts expand and contract like a rubber band. When the heart tissue stiffens up, the heart does not pump blood like it should, which is called fibrosis. A study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine included 800 adults. It found that people who are depressed are more likely to suffer from fibrosis.

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